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Mathematics

Mathematics at Woodhouse Primary School

Mathematics is a core subject which is given a high priority throughout the school. Teaching to the framework outlined in the National Curriculum, we aim to equip every child with the knowledge and skill to be a fluent and confident mathematician. A key part of this process is our emphasis on mental computation, which strengthens children’s mathematical understanding and leads to sustained success. As an integral part of the curriculum, we teach and encourage the application of mathematics to problem solving and reasoning.

The school’s overall aim is to ensure that all children:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions

The school places a strong emphasis on key skills, and has a reward system for learning multiplication tables.

In all years, the school stresses the use of models and images; the use of visual representations of mathematical ideas and methods to support and reinforce the children’s learning.

Key Learning in mathematics for each year group can be found below.