Maths is taught everyday. During these lessons, children learn new skills and knowledge. Subsequently teachers look to find opportunities, both within these lessons and in other areas of learning, to apply the knowledge and skills they have learnt to ‘real life’ contexts. So, for example, they will learn how to record information in charts and graphs during their scientific enquiry work. We believe that it is crucially important for children to understand the relevance of mathematics to their lives.

At Marshwood we use our Acorn MAT maths coverage planner supplemented by Target Maths, White Rose and Abacus. We have a clear calculation policy which sets out how we teach the different mathematical operations.