At Shocklach Oviatt Primary School, we believe that every child has the right to receive a broad and balanced mathematic curriculum that allows them to understand and appreciate number and patterns across other subjects and in their daily lives.

Our lessons include a range of differentiated teaching approaches to ensure all pupils are able to access their appropriate level of the curriculum. These include the use of manipulatives and images before progressing to mental and written methods. Our pupils are also taught to apply their knowledge to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills. In lessons, children are given opportunities to embed prior learning, learn new content, explore their reasoning and problem solving skills and to challenge themselves and their thinking further.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage, mathematics is underpinned by the Characteristics of Effective Learning. Child initiated learning opportunities are cross-curricular and children experience a wide range of open-ended problems and resources, both indoors and out. In the EYFS mathematics is also taught as a discrete subject through child-led themes. From Year 1, mathematics continues to be taught as a discrete subject and knowledge is applied and skills reinforced whenever relevant in other curriculum areas.

Please find below our school Mathematics Policy and Progression Document: