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Mathematics has been developed across centuries providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and necessary for financial literacy. A high-quality mathematics education, therefore, provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beau ty of mathematics and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. (National Curriculum, 2014)


The aims of the 2014 National Curriculum are for our pupils to:


  • 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 main aims in teaching Mathematics are:


  • To secure the three main aims of the National Curriculum by showing an ability to show fluency in their work, solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
  • To encourage all pupils competence and confidence in their mathematical abilities in using and applying mathematical knowledge, concepts and skill and ensure progress in their mathematical knowledge and understanding as they move through the school.
  • To develop personal qualities such as co-operation, independence, in thought and action, persistence, logical and systematic thinking, imagination, creativity and flexibility.
  • To give the pupils the opportunity to use and apply mathematics in a variety of everyday contexts, in practical tasks and as a powerful tool in other subjects.
  • To allow the pupil to develop mathematical language, so that they can communicate ideas, solve problems and explain results.
  • Confident communication of maths where pupils ask and answer questions, openly share work and learn from mistakes.
  • Developing a mastery of mathematics that allows children to make connections, recognise patterns, develop chains of reasoning through representations and structure, mathematical thinking, fluency and variation through coherent small steps.

White Rose Maths parent guides.

Please click on the link to take you through to the White Rose Maths parent guides pages with lots of explanatory videos to support you and your child learning at home.

Quick links to our favourite maths websites!



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Birch Road, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 6JS

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