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Mathematics equips pupils with the uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. Mathematics is important in everyday life and teachers will use every relevant subject to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency. Confidence in numeracy and other mathematical skills is a precondition of success across the national curriculum and so with this in mind, we endeavour to ensure that children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics.
At Wickham Market Primary School we use the National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014) as the basis of our mathematics programme. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils grasp the key concepts of mathematics, appropriate for their age group, in order that they make genuine progress and avoid gaps in their understanding. Assessment for Learning, an emphasis on investigation, problem solving, the development of mathematical thinking are therefore essential components of the Wickham Market Primary School approach to this subject.