At Nanpean CP School, it is our intention to deliver a high quality Mathematics education which provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and an appreciation of the beauty and power of Mathematics.


Our curriculum ensures that all children:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics in order to develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematical knowledge to a variety of routine and non-routine problems.

Each pupil has a daily Maths lesson covering the aims and objectives from the National Curriculum. Through direct teaching, interactive discussion and guided practice, pupils are supported to develop fluency, reasoning and problem-solving skills.



The following documents show the progression in calculation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and how this works in line with the National Curriculum. The consistent use of the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach across the curriculum helps children develop understanding across all the operations in an efficient and reliable way. These policies show how these methods develop children’s confidence in their understanding of both written and mental methods. Additionally, the vocabulary and multiplicative documents outline the overview of expectations for the end of terms/year groups.