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At Uplands Primary School, all members of staff strive to make children’s learning fun, challenging, have real live relevance and equip the children with life-long mathematical knowledge and understanding.

We aim for all children to be confident with their mathematics in the following three areas stated in the National Curriculum:

  • All children will 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

  • All children will reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • All children 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

Progression is a key element in developing children’s mathematical understanding. This is developed through the use of the CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach e.g. the use of a range of concrete resources, pictures to demonstrate understanding and the ability to think in an abstract manner all encompass to develop formal methods of recording introduced in Key Stage two.

On our website, you can find under, About us, Curriculum, Specific Information ‘Uplands Primary School Maths Booklet for Parents’ and our calculation policy which will support you and your child in understanding the methods used within each stage of their development.