At Whytemead we aim to ensure all our 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 mathematics curriculum is broken into 4 main areas. These are:

  • Number

    • place value

    • addition and subtraction

    • multiplication and division

    • fractions

  • Measurement

  • Geometry – properties of shape

  • Statistics