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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.

At Watermoor School, teaching is adapted daily to meet the needs of the group and ensure that all pupils make good progress in relation to age related expectations.  Teachers and senior leaders track the progress of the children carefully to ensure that no child is left behind.  Our pupils tell us that they love maths because they love being in control of their own learning.

Calculation methods taught, to enable our children to use and apply strategies when problem-solving, using all four rules: