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At Milecastle we believe that mastering maths is a journey and a long-term goal, achieved through exploration, clarification, practice and application over time. At each stage of learning, children should be able to demonstrate a deep conceptual understanding of the maths topic and be able to build on this over time.

We intend on delivering a curriculum which:

  • allows children to be a part of engaging lessons that will give them a range of opportunities to explore mathematics following a mastery curriculum approach.
  • gives each pupil a chance to believe in themselves as mathematicians and develop the power of resilience and perseverance when faced with mathematical challenges.
  • recognises that mathematics underpins much of our daily lives and therefore is of paramount importance in order that children aspire and become successful in the next stages of their learning.
  • engages all children and entitles them to the same quality of teaching and learning opportunities so that they strive to achieve their potential.
  • makes rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
  • provides opportunities for children to apply their mathematical knowledge to other subjects (cross-curricular links).
  • is in line with the expectations in the National Curriculum 2014.