Charlbury Primary School


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Be curious - develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about maths that extends beyond the classroom and lasts for life.
Be ethical - make sense of the world and develop their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems.
Be aspirational - apply their knowledge with increasing sophistication and be able to persevere in seeking solutions.
Be creative - develop enquiring minds where pupils become self-motivated, confident and capable to solve problems that will become an integral part of their future.

“The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils become

  • fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument ... using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non routine problems with increasing sophistication.”

At Charlbury Primary School, we follow a mastery approach based around the ‘five big
ideas’ of

  • representation and structure
  • mathematical thinking
  • coherence
  • variation 
  • fluency

It is our intention to provide a mathematics curriculum that is creative and engaging
where all children can access and make progress in lessons. Our maths curriculum is
logically organised and sequenced to support pupils’ learning and the content is ordered so that components lead to conceptual understanding. Each lesson has opportunities for pupils to practise what they know so they can deepen their understanding.
It is our intention that our children will:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics through varied and frequent practice.
  • Develop the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately to problem solving.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry.
  • Recognise and understand mathematical relationships.
  • Use mathematical language correctly and use it to explain their reasoning and workings.
  • Solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication and persevering in seeking solutions.
  • Have a positive attitude to the subject and be willing to take risks.
  • Have a wide range of experiences through a variety of teaching methods and learning situations.
  • Develop their own methods of working, building on from what they understand with the aim of becoming mathematically fluent.
  • Have the opportunity to acquire mastery in all areas of mathematics.
  • Have access to appropriate resources to facilitate them to work independently.

Our mathematics curriculum fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum and Early Years Learning Goals.

The National Curriculum

Maths Calculation Policy

Maths Termly Overview

Curriculum Map







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