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  • Surrey, CR8 5JN
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Our Approach to Teaching Maths

At The Hayes we believe that all students can succeed in Maths. We don’t believe that there are individuals who can do Maths and those that can’t. Instead, all children are taught to have a positive mind-set to Maths and engage in stimulating and challenging lessons.


Throughout the school we support a mastery approach to teaching and learning which meets the aims and objectives of the new National Curriculum. To enhance this further, in Years 1 and 2 we follow Maths Mastery which allows us for depth of understanding in the key concepts of Maths. The use of Maths Mastery will continue to be implemented as part of a rolling programme across the rest of the school.


Speaking and listening is a big part of our mathematical learning environment and we aim to give children the confidence to talk about how and why they have used strategies. At The Hayes we encourage the use of full sentences in Maths when explaining their ideas, as well as through the use of regular maths meetings which allow for rehearsal and consolidation of Maths facts and encourage all children to share their answers and ideas in sentences.


Our aims in Mathematics are to ensure that all pupils:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

  • Can identify, understand and apply relevant mathematical principles and make connections between ideas.

  • Can explore and demonstrate mathematical ideas through the use of concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches that help cement knowledge so that pupils truly understand what they have learnt

  • Gain a deepened, conceptual understanding of mathematics. Pupils are given time to fully understand, explore and apply ideas rather than accelerate through new topics. Challenge comes from investigating it in new, alternative and more complex ways.

  • Confident in talking about their maths using full sentences as a way of building mathematical language and reasoning.

  • Are confident and resilient mathematicians with a growth mind set and a love of learning in mathematics.



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To read our Calculation Policies, please click here and scroll down to Curriculum Policies.

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