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Upton Upon Severn CofE (VC)
Primary and Pre-School


      Anything is possible, we can all succeed

To inspire… to aspire

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Phillipians 12:13


Upton Curriculum for Maths


To Inspire … To Aspire


“We are thinking, feeling, art-making, knowledge-hungry, marvellous animals, who understand ourselves and our world through the act of learning…it is a way to love living right now.”

Matt Haig July 2018


Our mathematics curriculum is structured, challenging and ambitious. We aim to promote the three key aims of the national curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. Our mission is to enable all learners to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.


We give children opportunities to develop fact fluency through varied and frequent practise with increasingly complex problems over time, which link to real life situations. This enables pupils to develop conceptual understanding and apply their mathematical thinking, allowing them to develop their ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.


Throughout the school, we encourage children to develop high quality oracy skills in mathematics. We ensure mathematical thinking is a key element to enable learners to be responsible and confident. This ensures children can be systematic, generalise, make conjectures and seek out patterns in all areas of mathematical thinking.


Children are given a plethora of opportunities to solve problems throughout the curriculum and developing problem solving in mathematics provides a solid foundation for children to persevere and seek solutions even in the most complex of situations. Children are encouraged to make connections between their learning within and across curriculum areas especially when solving problems.


In order to support children’s reasoning and problem-solving skills, developing mathematical language is key. Mathematical language strengthens conceptual understanding, therefore, we intend to create a vocabulary rich environment, where talk for maths is a key learning tool for all pupils.


To allow our children to be confident learners in mathematics and beyond, they need a mindset that facilitates the appreciation and celebration of making mistakes as a tool for growth. Our learning environments and teaching enable children to see the value of their mathematics learning, mistakes and all and how this contributes to their own mathematics journey.

How do we teach Maths at Upton?