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The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

Mathematics is a creative and interconnected subject. At St Anselm’s, we aim to provide a high-quality mathematics education that will enable the children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We wish the children to gain a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject and to apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.

The content of the national curriculum for mathematics is;

  • Number – number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions.

  • Decimals (Years 4, 5 & 6)

  • Percentages (Years 5 & 6)

  • Measurement

  • Geometry – properties of shape, position and direction.

  • Statistics