• We recognise that mathematics is essential to everyday life, forms the basis of many careers and is critical in other disciplines such as science, technology and engineering.

    Our aim at Eversley Primary School is for children to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics – counting, place value, the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), fractions, decimals and percentages, shape, time, measures and data handling. Children apply and use the knowledge and skills they have acquired to reason and solve problems. Children are taught to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, identifying patterns, making generalisations and proving and justifying their ideas. We also teach our pupils to apply learning to solve a range of increasingly complex problems.

    The teaching of mathematics is supported through the use of a range of practical resources such as counters, bead strings, Dienes materials and exchange boards, and through different representations of numbers (for example written numbers, pictures, diagrams) to help children to understand abstract mathematical concepts in a more concrete and visual way.

    Some areas of mathematics are re-visited in other curriculum subjects such as data handling in science and geography. Web-based resources and apps are used to help children practise and increase the speed of recall of core mathematical knowledge such as number bonds, addition and subtraction facts and multiplication tables. These online resources can be used by pupils both in school and at home.

    The mathematics curriculum is enriched for pupils through taking part in maths competitions with other local schools and extra-curricular maths activities arranged by local secondary schools for academically most able pupils.