Wilson Primary School believe that Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has
been developed over 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 and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation
for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of
mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly
complex problems over time.
Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and
developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication,
including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Maths Curriculum has been divided into 6 sections.
Number - including Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division and Fractions (
including Decimals (Year 4, 5 & 6) and Percentages (Year 5 & 6).
Ratio and Proportion
Geometry - including Position and Direction.
By the time the children are at the end of Year 3 they must be able to use a formal written method for all
operations and the differentiated outcomes throughout the years will be the size of the numbers the children
New methods for calculations:
Addition - column method.
Subtraction - column method.
Multiplication - Short multiplication moving to Long multiplication.
Division - Short division moving to Long division.
Practise is key! It is imperative to keep key maths fundamentals, such as times tables and number bonds, "on
the boil" through varied and repeated practice in order that children can solve progressively complex
At Wilson Primary we firmly believe that mental maths skills are vital and this play an important role in our
There is a renewed emphasis on problem solving. There is a particular emphasis on multi-step problems
and lots of emphasis on money and time. Classes will take part in problem solving activities, where they will
get the chance to use and apply the knowledge that they have gained in Numeracy, to solve a problem. They
will also need to use their reasoning skills to explain how they have found the solutions to their problems.
Children are exposed to a variety of ICT to further embed or motivate learning - such as providing an interesting
real life hook to a lesson or to allow time to reinforce a concept.
Whole school theme days and weeks
At times during the year there will be Whole school theme weeks or days linked to numeracy and other areas of
the curriculum. These weeks are used to excite and engage pupils and develop further a cross curricular
approach where skills can be adopted across a range of subject areas.