All children at Motcombe School follow the Early Years Framework or the National Curriculum for Mathematics aiming to promote the development of a positive and confident attitude to the subject.

Our mathematics programme incorporates a range of resources including visual and tactile apparatus.  Mathematics is taught in such a way that children can use their knowledge in other subject areas. We aim to provide a good understanding of number, shape and space, measure, algebra and data handling. In addition children are taught problem solving and reasoning strategies that are applied within a range of real life contexts. Children need to be able to recall number facts at speed, e.g. number bonds to 10 and times tables and to support this we use Maths Mastery as a regular way for the children to practise these skills independently as well as daily mental maths sessions.

When developing the Maths curriculum at Motcombe, we have taken much of the content and principles of ‘Mastery’ taken from the National Curriculum, which reflects the teaching found in high performing education systems internationally, particularly those of east and south-east Asian countries such as Singapore, Japan, South Korea and China. We have carefully considered the impact of the cultural differences and the specific needs of our children.

Through work with the NCETM and other local schools we have put together a plan that has led to us developing a curriculum that provides the children with a greater mastery in Maths.

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