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Mr L Long
Mathematics Subject Leader


Aims of the Mathematics Curriculum

As we teach the Mathematics curriculum, our teaching and learning will be based upon the following three aims.  

The National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including 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.

You can view the Maths Curriculum for Years 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 by clicking on the documents below; "Year X Mathematics Curriculum Overview".

During the Summer Term, we will be organising another 'How to support your child in Mathematics' evening across school.  This will enable parents to explore the mathematics curriculum in preparation for their child moving to the next year group.  Dates, times and more information will be forwarded to you later in the year.  

Our Calculations Policy

Our school Pyramid Calculations Policy (document below) has been written in line with the programmes of study taken from the National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014).  Lytchett Matravers Primary School worked in close partnership with all of our Pyramid Schools to ensure continuity of written methods across all Pyramid Schools, getting the very best for all of our children.  

Our Pyramid Schools are;

  • Bere Regis Primary School
  • Lytchett Matravers Primary School
  • Lytchett Minster School
  • Sandford St Martin’s Primary School
  • Upton Infant School
  • Upton Junior School

This policy provides guidance on the calculation strategies, methods and progression from the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception) right through to Key Stage 4 (secondary education).  It aims to help parents to help their children, as well as provide guidelines for teachers to provide consistency in the teaching of mathematics across our schools.  Although not exhaustive, it outlines the key strategies taught across our schools. 

If you have any questions or queries regarding our Mathematics curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Long our Mathematics Leader.