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Holly Trees Primary School

Vaughan Williams Way, Brentwood, CM14 5RY, 01277 212296


Mathematics Curriculum Statement

Mathematics is a core subject within National Curriculum. The aims for Mathematics are:

  • To promote positive attitudes and enthusiasm towards mathematics through practical tasks, enquiry and experiment.
  • To ensure a progressive development of mathematical concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes.
  • To create an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to the whole curriculum and to life in general.
  • To use mathematics to analyse and communicate information.
  • To fulfill the requirements of National Curriculum Programmes of Study in order to reach the Attainment Targets for Mathematics.


Teaching and learning in Mathematics follows the National Curriculum.  In the teaching and learning of mathematics, we can identify several objectives which will enable the children to apply knowledge and skills, solve problems of a practical and investigative nature, and communicate their ideas to others using appropriate mathematical language.

Mastery is an approach to teaching and learning which has high expectations for all learners at its core, this means that everyone should be aiming for deep understanding in mathematics.


Mathematics Objectives

The children will:

  • Have opportunities to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics.
  • Be able to perform basic operations and apply them in a variety of situations.
  • Be able to reason mathematically using appropriate mathematical language to justify or prove their understanding.
  • Have opportunities to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of situations including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
  • Have opportunities to develop basic mathematical skills, concepts, attitudes and knowledge appropriate to the development of the child.
  • Have access to practical tasks, which will enable them to develop mathematical language.
  • Have opportunities to work in a variety of ways, as a class, group or individually, depending on the task.
  • Have opportunities to represent mathematics in different ways; essential to deepening their understanding.
  • Children will be provided with regular opportunities which:
  • challenge them to meet the highest of expectations
  • allow them to achieve success

A balance needs to be maintained between the two


Last updated July 2020, next review July 2021.