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Curriculum Statement: Mathematics


At Shotton Primary we aim to ensure that all children become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, are able to reason mathematically and can solve problems by applying their Mathematics.


Across our school, we will teach our children to have a fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system and to use this knowledge to make connections.


We will teach our children to have a broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics, including formal written methods and have the ability to solve problems in a range of contexts.


We will teach our children to think independently and to persevere when faced with new challenges.


As well as the core elements of fluency, reasoning and problem solving, we will develop children’s understanding of financial literacy (budgeting, saving, and investing) to enhance their understanding and increase their opportunities of employment within the local community and beyond.


We will teach, support and enable children to develop their mathematical confidence in financial communication for them to become responsible citizens, which will help to keep them safe in adult life.