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Mathematics is a tool for everyday life.  It is a whole network of concepts and relationships which provide a way of viewing and making sense of the world.  It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems.  It also provides the materials and means for creating new imaginative worlds to explore.


 Using the Programmes of Study from the National Curriculum 2014 it is our aim to develop


  • a positive attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of mathematics
  • competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills
  • an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
  • initiative and an ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others
  • an ability to communicate mathematics
  • an ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life
  • an understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry, investigation and problem solving.


A copy of the National Curriculum for maths can be downloaded from the following link:


St John's Primary School  follows the Hamilton Flexi block sequences to support the planning of maths which is tailored to the needs of individual children. In addition, we teach fluency following the No Nonsense Number Facts. This provides a coherent programme for supporting fluency in number facts. It focuses on using understanding of mathematical relationships and making connections between what is known and unknown, putting reasoning at the heart of teaching for fluency.