Maths learning at Cranbrook strives to create an environment in which children can confidently learn and achieve working independently and with their peers. The maths curriculum aims provide children with the opportunity to develop a curiosity for maths, develop enjoyment and passion for the subject, allow them to understand the world around them and reason mathematically.

Using effective planning, teaching and learning strategies, assessment and knowledge of our children, we aim to develop and extend pupils' knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts by providing them with a range of learning activities and real life everyday situations.

Computers, calculators and practical resources (such as numicon, number lines and number squares) are used to support the learning process.

Pupils' progress is closely monitored and work is targeted towards the individual's needs and ability.

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.

Maths support for Home learning

Please click below for more information regarding how we teach mathematical concepts within school.

Teaching maths at Cranbrook Primary School


This link is packed with good mathematical ideas and explanations on how to involve your child in mathematical activities.


Comment from Ofsted (2017)

The teaching of mathematics is good. Teachers make good use of practical equipment to help pupils deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts. Pupils enjoy solving real-life problems, such as finding out how far they can run in five minutes or finding the distance from school to South America.