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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.

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 nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.


End of year expectations

Mathematics is one of the seven areas for devlopment within EYFS. Click here to view what those expectations are.

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At Park Road Junior, Infant and Nursery School, we intent to:

  • ensure all pupils receive a high-quality mathematics education, through quality first teaching
  • encourage pupils to develop a love of mathematics, and to inspire and challenge them
  • ensure all pupils develop fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics and have the ability to recall and apply knowledge efficiently
  • encourage pupils to become inquisitive learners, who are curious, ask questions and are not afraid to take risks.
  • develop learners who can reason mathematically, solve problems and use mathematical language appropriately
  • provide opportunities for mathematical thinking and discussion

Long Term Planning and Progression of Skills

At Park Road we follow the White Rose schemes of learning. Please take a look at the progression of skills and yearly overviews here from Recveption to the end of Year 6.

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