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Staplecross Methodist Primary School

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At MCP School we have adopted a ‘Mastery’ approach to teaching and learning in Mathematics.


Vision Statement

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.                                 

National Curriculum 2014



We aim to develop resilience and resourcefulness in all of our children.  We encourage every child to develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics and for all pupils to enjoy and achieve in mathematics with confidence. We nurture independent, reflective mathematicians who relish the challenge of maths.  We continue to develop a ‘growth mindset’ approach in children and adults alike within mathematics, fostering a love of the subject and a positive attitude towards tackling mathematical problems.


We have adopted the White Rose Maths schemes of learning which deliver a broad and balanced mathematics curriculum and which build a culture of deep understanding, competence and confidence in mathematics.  This leads to strong, secure teaching and learning and ensures progress.


The teaching of mathematics at Staplecross develops:

Mathematical Talk- children talk through their methods and processes with their peers and teachers understanding and using age appropriate, correct mathematical terminolgy

Fluency- children become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematicsso that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately

Explanation and reasoning- children can explain their findings and can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiryand developing and presenting justification or proof using mathematical language

Problem Solving-  children can apply thei mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing confidence and sophistication, including unfamiliar contexts and real-life scenarios


Maths Calculation Policy

Our calculations policy shows how we teach fundamental number skills to the children. Click on the link to see.