Maths in Almondsbury

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 Almondsbury Primary we enable our pupils to develop their understanding and ability to apply mathematical skills appropriate to their year group expectations.

The areas of mathematics the children learn are:

·         number and place value

·         addition and subtraction

·         multiplication and division

·         fractions, decimals and percentages

·         measures

·         statistics

·         geometry

The pupils start by developing their understanding of number and place value as this impacts on all other areas of the curriculum. Following this the pupils develop the skills needed in all of these areas they use manipulatives to assist their learning and deepen their understanding.

 Pupils are encouraged to: 

·         explain how they have developed their understanding

·         show which methods they have used

·         transfer this knowledge to a variety of challenging real life scenarios.

As part of the learning process pupils are encouraged to develop their mental arithmetic through regular practise. At Almondsbury this takes the form of Maths Attack. Each fortnight in Key Stage 1 and each week in Key Stage 2 the children challenge themselves against the clock.  This has a positive impact on the pupils’ mental maths strategies and recall of facts.This page is currently awaiting content

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