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Maths is taught through a daily 6 part lesson which follows the principles of the Primary National Curriculum. Considerable importance is placed on the children achieving and understanding mathematical processes, concepts and skills. We aim to deliver the mathematics curriculum in an interesting and enjoyable way, allowing the children to actively participate in the learning process, creating a sense of achievement and confidence.

There is a strong emphasis on children mastering concepts. We cover each concept in great depth with pupils being encouraged to make connections across mathematical procedures and concepts to ensure fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving problems. We meet these three aims by building a progression of the objectives following a Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract (CPA) approach.

The curriculum for the teaching of maths is divided into the following areas:

    • Number and Place Value
    • Fractions (including decimals and percentages)
    • Measurement
    • Statistics
    • Geometry
    • Ratio and Proportion (Year 6)
    • Algebra (Year 6)

Maths lessons are delivered across the Key Stages on a daily basis. We use a wide range of equipment and resources and vary the way the lessons are taught to ensure they are stimulating, engaging and encourage active participation. Across the curriculum, opportunities are planned for children to apply mathematical skills to real life contexts, providing depth to learning.

For the end of year expectations for each particular year group, please refer to the parent information booklets within the class pages.

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Hough Green Road, Hough Green, Widnes, WA8 4SZ


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