At Harlescott Junior School we aim to teach our children to be competent mathematicians.  Children will learn methods which enable them to carry out calculations as effectively and accurately as possible, while also using correct terminology, vocabulary and a range of models to fully understand the concepts of their methods.  This policy will enable children to improve the fluency of their calculations and will undertake regular problem solving and reasoning challenges gain deeper knowledge of maths and understanding mathematical links across the curriculum.   Children will also be expected to correctly spell terminology associated with mathematics.

This policy has been written using a combination of advice from The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, school staff’s expertise and knowledge, as well as using the objectives and guidance (Maths Appendix A) of the 2014 National Curriculum.