Mathematics at The Avenue

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

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply 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 mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

At the Avenue School, we recognise that mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Our daily maths lessons ensure a coverage of number, calculation, geometry, measures and statistics throughout the year. We want Avenue children to develop a love and understanding of mathematics where they feel secure in the skills that we have taught and able to apply these to different aspects of the primary curriculum. Children should leave The Avenue, with an embedded enjoyment of mathematics, feeling confident in their mathematical ability and able to use their skills across the curriculum.