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Mathematics is important in everyday life including, many forms of employment, science and technology, medicine, the economy and in public decision making. Mathematics is a creative discipline, it can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a pupil solves a problem for the first time, discovers a more elegant solution to that problem, or suddenly sees hidden connections. A high-quality Mathematics education provides a secure foundation for understanding the world. Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. 


By the time Children leave Priory, they will: 

  • Have become fluent with the basic skills of Mathematics, including fluency and varied fluency across all areas of the curriculum, increasingly applying these skills to complex problems. 

  • They will develop a secure conceptual understanding and will have developed the ability to recall and apply their knowledge quickly and accuracy. 

  • Be able to reason mathematically, using a systematic approach to a line of enquiry. They will identify relationships and develop their skills in justifying and providing proof of an answer using Mathematical language. 

  • Be able to solve problems by applying their knowledge to a range of problems by breaking them down into smaller steps and show perseverance in finding solutions. 

To fulfil these requirements our pupils should: 

  • have a sense of the size of a number and where it fits into the number system; 

  • know by heart number facts such as number bonds, multiplication tables, doubles and halves; 

  • use what they know by heart to calculate out answers mentally; 

  • calculate accurately and efficiently, both mentally and with pencil and paper, drawing on a range of calculation strategies 

  • make sense of number problems, including non-routine problems, and recognise the operations needed to solve them; 

  • explain their methods and reasoning using correct mathematical terms; 

  • judge whether their answers are reasonable and have strategies for checking them where necessary; 

  • suggest suitable units for measuring, and make sensible estimates of measurements; 

  • explain and make predictions from the numbers in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables; 

  • develop spatial awareness and have an understanding of the properties of 2-D and 3D shapes 

  • use patterns and relationships in mathematics to solve puzzles and problems about numbers and shapes 

Curriculum Map

Progression in Maths

Lesson by Lesson Overview