At Senacre Wood Primary school, we are committed to providing a high quality mathematics education because we recognise that mathematics pervades all aspects of our lives and helps us to make sense of our world. 

The core of what we believe is that your child should experience success and excitement in their maths so that they develop a confident, positive attitude. Building connected mathematical knowledge and the ability to retrieve, and apply this understanding, as well as the ability to apply school values, is fundamental to our ethos.  

Using the national curriculum for mathematics, and through the use of a mastery approach to teaching maths, we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Have a positive attitude towards maths, where pupils feel competent and confident, and have an appreciation of how maths contributes to aspects of daily life.
  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics including number and arithmetic (including mental methods).
  • Use known mathematical facts to make the connections within their learning and across different strands of maths.
  • Use mathematical vocabulary in order to concisely and confidently communicate, ask questions, reason and explain.
  • Feel confident to stretch themselves and take risks in their learning

For details of how we implement this within our school and how we measure the impact, please read our maths policy.