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Maths in Action

In Brookland Infant School and Nursery we are committed to the Mastery Maths philosophy that is for all children to develop a secure understanding of mathematical concepts and processes, combined with genuine fluency when completing calculations. We believe that we should never put a ceiling on a child’s learning and that every child can succeed with the correct teaching and a ‘I can’ attitude.


Through using White Rose and the NCETM as a guidance, we are giving children the opportunity to explore different methods that will improve their understanding of Maths. These methods are built upon within each unit and will be continually revisited and embedded throughout their time at the school. White Rose teaches and challenges children to use methods in the most appropriate, efficient way and develop their problem solving and reasoning skills.


Our intent is to spark curiosity, engage reasoning, secure understanding and deepen maths learning for all. Being creative with maths is essential to developing an enthusiasm and fascination for the subject.


The National Curriculum for Maths 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.