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Mathematics is taught following the mastery approach: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. 
Mathematics is taught as a 45 minute to 1 hour session every day in addition to arithmetic
Arithmetic is reinforced through daily Number Talk sessions

Number Talks

A daily 30 minute lesson focused on the sequence of ‘visualise, question, explore, rehearse and explain’.

Number Talks provide daily opportunities for children to:

  • use maths flexibly – learn to decompose and recompose numbers
  • ask questions, explore patterns and relationships
  • explain their judgement, defend it or convince someone else
  • represent their thinking and reasoning

Early Years

In EYFS maths is focused on developing a secure understanding of the relational value of quantity and number; children cover addition, subtraction and recognising numbers up to 20 through exploring and using manipulatives in tandem with nurturing guidance. The learning environment is rich with challenge and enables mathematical thinking, understanding, spacial awareness and problem solving through the use of natural materials and resources.

Key Stage 1

In KS1 building on addition and subtraction, multiplication and dividing by sharing is introduced.

Children are taught from Y1 to reason, conjecture and verbally explain their understanding.

In year 2 children are encouraged to record their reasoning.

Key Stage 2

The planning follows the small steps of progression for each aspect of mathematics and a year on year skills progression matched to the national curriculum programmes of study as outlined in the Nanstallon Curriculum.

Arithmetic is reinforced through daily Number Talk sessions

Supporting Parents

Parent Information Evening focused on the progression and approaches to addition and subtraction

Parent Handout