The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

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

At Sowe Valley primary school, we want all of our children to develop and nurture a love of learning Maths, regardless of their starting point or perceived ability. Using real life contexts, we want our children to make links and rich connections across mathematical concepts to develop their fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasing range of challenging problems. We aim for the children to recognise their own creativity as mathematicians and be able to employ a range of skills using a CPA approach, taking risks and reflecting on their misconceptions during lessons. We want our children to recognise that Maths is essential to everyday life, in areas such as science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.


  • Every child will be able to tell the time
  • Every child will add the distances they run in golden mile
  • Every child will participate in Mathletics, practical activities
  • Every child will take part in outdoor Maths activities
  • Every child the will record distance on school trips
  • Every child will have the change to create, make and play board games
  • Every child will have opportunity add and handle money for charity
  • Every child will have the opportunity to plan, create and run a business enterprise
  • Every child will have the option to join a Maths school club
  • Every child will have opportunity to a plan and cost a class trip