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Welcome to our Maths page

Mathematics Statement of Intent

At Hampton Hargate Primary School we promote mathematics as a skill that we all use on a daily basis because it is an essential part of everyday life. Mathematics helps everyone to make sense of the world around them. We encourage children to develop the ability to calculate, reason, solve problems, understand and appreciate relationships and patterns in both number and space. We nurture skills and attitudes such as enjoyment, resourcefulness, resilience and co-operation, with the intention to ensure that children can understand and utilise the power and purpose of Mathematics throughout their everyday lives.

As a staff we support the National Curriculum’s main aims which are to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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. 

Our ethos is to support our children to enjoy maths and feel happy and confident in lessons, by providing an engaging and challenging curriculum. When appropriate we do this by linking mathematical concepts, skills, knowledge and understanding, to other areas of the curriculum, thus providing meaningful cross-curricular opportunities. Mathematics teaching is progressive and inclusive for all children, including SEND, Pupil Premium, EAL and those who are Gifted and More Able, through differentiated challenge, careful assessment and targeted support. Our aim is to nurture our children to become confident, independent learners, who are resilient and flexible in their approach to Maths. We want to ensure they have the building blocks in place, to provide a solid mathematical foundation in future educational settings and in their adult lives.