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Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives.


Mathematics is a core subject in the National Curriculum. Oakfield First School use the Renewed Framework for Mathematics as the basis for implementing the statutory requirements of the programme of study for mathematics. This ensures continuity and progression in the teaching.



The learning of mathematical concepts is supported using a variety of methods. The emphasis is on understanding and using mathematics, developing competence in calculation and devising strategies to tackle mathematical problems. Children will be expected to develop their skills in mental, oral and practical maths activities, and will be encouraged to develop their understanding through exploration and discussion.


At Oakfield children are encouraged from the outset to become confident and gain enjoyment from maths. Our objective is that all pupils will develop a positive attitude towards this subject. They learn in a risk free environment (promoting a culture where it is ‘ok’ to get it wrong) in order to achieve their full potential in mathematics.



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