Watchlytes Primary

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The National Curriculum 2014 states that:

A high-quality mathematics education 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’.


The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.


At Watchlytes School we aim to ensure that:

 pupils develop a progressive understanding of mathematical concepts, skills and attitudes;

  • all children have access to a broad and balanced mathematics curriculum;
  • we create a stimulating and exciting mathematical environment;
  • we encourage a positive attitude towards the learning of mathematics and an enthusiasm for the subject;
  • we promote a cross-curricular approach to mathematics across the primary subject range;
  • children should develop an understanding of mathematics in real-life situations;
  • we develop the correct use of mathematical vocabulary and language;


In addition, the learning of mathematics should develop:
  • a view of what learning feels like that is applicable in a wider sense;
  • critical reflection;
  • an awareness of pattern and spatial relationships;
  • aesthetic and creative senses. 


Useful Documents

Information for Parents about SATs in Key Stage 1 and 2

Mathematics Policy

Mathematics Calculation PolicyThe Year 1 Learner

The Year 2 Learner

The Year 3 Learner

The Year 4 Learner

The Year 5 Learner

The Year 6 Learner


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More Information about Times Tables

Parent Workshops


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