Maths at Scotts Primary School

Mathematics is everywhere; indeed, we are all mathematicians. Maths isn't simply a subject that remains in the classroom, but a way of thinking - the foundations of problem-solving upon which we build throughout life.

At Scotts, we believe being good at maths isn't about answering questions but instead: asking them. We encourage our children to persevere, reminding them that resilience is a life-skill that will be called upon throughout life - where better to develop this than with Maths?

We understand the small-steps children need to take in order to make links between knowledge and then apply it with fluency.

Children rehearse the following skills daily:

• Arithmetic - carefully planned variation within tasks to draw out explicit patterns and purposeful practice to deepen understanding

• Concrete, pictorial and abstract tasks to highlight connections.

• Problem solving and reasoning which builds upon procedural fluency.

Understanding how maths plays a vital role in everyday life enables our children to apply their knowledge and skills to 'real-life' scenarios with confidence and ease.

Year group lesson overviews


Development matters document

Year group success criteria

Examples of work

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