When the children start school they may have already experienced Mathematics informally e.g. in handling objects, doing things in order, using patterns and counting and sorting. In school children learn the concepts, facts and techniques required to use and apply Mathematics and the skills required to work with problems involving Mathematics. They work on information handling; number, money and measurement; shape, position and movement.

We aim to help children develop confidence in using their skills and understanding. They will meet Mathematics in a variety of contexts, such as real life and everyday problems. Wherever possible, we provide opportunities for pupils to engage with practical and active experiences in Maths such as practice in weighing, measuring and estimating in real situations, using money in payment and giving change, and working with 3D models and maths equipment such as protractors and compasses.