Numeracy and Mathematics

At St John’s Walham Green we aim to equip all learners with the skills and knowledge to enjoy and succeed in mathematics. The National Curriculum highlights the importance of mathematical fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem-solving. We consequently follow a scheme that values the five core principles of mastery: coherence; fluency; representation and structure; variation; and mathematical thinking. This scheme aims to be inclusive and accessible to all learners. We intend to deliver a curriculum that is designed cumulatively and provides children with a deep conceptual understanding that is then built upon throughout their education. 

Through questioning, we aim to develop the children’s ability to communicate and reason using precise mathematical language, while inspiring children to become confident mathematical thinkers. We understand that maths goes beyond the classroom and is a fundamental part of everyday life, essential in technology, science, and critical to one’s financial literacy. We therefore value the importance of cross-curricular links, using practical tasks and learning outside where possible. We intend all learners to leave school equipped with a curiosity and understanding of mathematics that is relevant and useful in their future studies and careers. We believe Maths Mastery as a scheme provides all children with the mathematical reasoning to apply this hugely interconnected discipline to their everyday life. 

All of this is done with our three core Christian Values at the heart of everything: courage, compassion and wisdom. Courage never to give up and to persevere even when the learning is challenging; compassion to help create a shared understanding of how to treat each other both inside and outside of the classroom and to appreciate that we all learn in different ways and at different paces; and wisdom to learn from our successes and our mistakes to help us make even wiser choices the next time.


National Curriculum Programmes of Study

Mathematics Programmes of Study

Mathematics Curriculum Maps

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