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Maths - Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement

At Waterside Primary Academy, maths, reading and writing are at the heart of a child’s learning and therefore form key elements of every learning experience.

During maths lessons at Waterside, we strive for all children to develop the following three attributes of successful mathematicians:

1. Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics

2. Be able to reason mathematically

3. Can solve problems by applying their mathematics

These skills are embedded within maths lessons and developed consistently over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of maths in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts.

We want all children to enjoy mathematics and to experience success in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically. We are committed to developing children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics.

To achieve our intent, we provide a rich, sequenced and progressive curriculum which caters for the needs of all pupils through varied and high quality activities. Pupils are required to explore maths in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings.

At the core of our curriculum is the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to maths. Children are taught and encouraged to explain their choice of methods and develop their mathematical reasoning skills. We encourage resilience and conceptual variation and an acceptance that challenges and mistakes are often a necessary step in learning.

For further information, please read the parent information below:

Power Maths - Parent Information

Our calculation policies can also be found below:

Calculation Policy - Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2)

Calculation Policy - Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4)

Calculation Policy - Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6)