The story of Maths at Repton Manor Primary School

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Repton Manor Primary School Vision for Mathematics

“Go down deep enough into anything and you will find Mathematics” (D. Schlicter).

Mathematics is an equally beautiful and essential subject that is crucial to leading an expressive and successful life. Through Mathematics, children acquire and become fluent in a universally shared and recognised language that allows them to transcend cultural boundaries. It equips learners with the means to both identify and make rich connections between the complex and intricate patterns that form not only their known world, but which also construct the very essence of life.

Through systematic exploration, the discovery of mathematical connections and the pursuit of the most efficient solution, children enhance their ability to think mathematically, experience a sense of awe and wonder and develop an appreciation for the creative nature of Mathematics.

At Repton Manor Primary School, learners study Mathematics to empower them to become successful adults within society. Our Mathematics curriculum is designed to enable all children to be fluent within fundamentals of Mathematics, to develop mathematical thinking and to inspire a fascination of discovery through problem solving.

Repton Manor Primary School Aims for Mathematics

• To foster positive attitudes, fascination and excitement of discovery through the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts.
• To develop confident, resilient and proactive learners who are masters of their own learning and who perceive themselves as mathematicians.
• To ensure pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, developing conceptual knowledge and an ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately through the use of a wide range of models, visual manipulatives and practical resources.
• To ensure that pupils can reason mathematically and solve problems so that they may be equipped with a life-long skill that opens the door to opportunity.
• To ensure children use and understand mathematical language and recognise its importance as a language for communication and thinking.
• To implement the current legal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the National Curriculum (NC). 

National Curriculum Aims for Mathematics at Key Stage One and Key Stage Two

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 within Early Years Foundation Stage

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE, 2017)

• The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE, 2017) framework and guidance for Mathematics, as one of the four specific areas*, aims to ensure that children are provided with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measure.
The Early Learning Goals for Mathematics (DfE, 2017)
• Numbers: children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
• Shape, space and measures: children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

* Specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied, include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society. The specific areas are:  Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.


Please explore Mathematics at Repton Manor Primary School using the following pages:

- What is my child learning?

- How is my child learning?

- Number and Multiplication Facts

- How can I support my child?

- COVID-19

If you would like to find out any more about our Mathematics in our school, please contact Mr Jobber.