A Summary of Maths

At Christ Church our aim is for all children to:

• Understand the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics.

• Develop broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics.

• Display fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system.

• show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual.

• think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges, showing a confidence of success.

• embrace the value of learning from mistakes and false starts.

• Be able to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions.

• Be fluent in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques.

• Have wide range of mathematical vocabulary.

• Show commitment to and passion for the subject. 


We do this by ensuring that through our science curriculum all children have the opportunity to:

In Key Stage 1:

• Count and calculate in a range of practical contexts.• Use and apply mathematics in everyday activities and across the curriculum.

• Repeat key concepts in many different practical ways to secure retention.

• Explore numbers and place value up to at least 100.

• Add and subtract using mental and formal written methods in practical contexts.

• Multiply and divide using mental and formal written methods in practical contexts.

• Explore the properties of shapes.

• Use language to describe position, direction and movement.

• Use and apply in practical contexts a range of measures, including time.

• Handle data in practical contexts.


In Key Stage 2:

• Count and calculate in increasingly complex contexts, including those that cannot be experienced first hand.

• Rigorously apply mathematical knowledge across the curriculum, in particular in science, technology and computing.

• Deepen conceptual understanding of mathematics by frequent repetition and extension of key concepts in a range of engaging and purposeful contexts.

• Explore numbers and place value so as to read and understand the value of all numbers.

• Add and subtract using efficient mental and formal written methods.

• Multiply and divide using efficient mental and formal written methods.

• Use the properties of shapes and angles in increasingly complex and practical contexts, including in construction and engineering contexts.

• Describe position, direction and movement in increasingly precise ways.

• Use and apply measures to increasingly complex contexts.

• Gather, organise and interrogate data.

• Understand the practical value of using algebra.

  • Christ Church C of E Primary School
  • Oldbury
  • West Midlands
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: +44 121 552 3625
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