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Verwood Church of England First School and Nursery


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.

[Primary National Curriculum 2014]

Our maths curriculum at Verwood First School and Nursery is taught through the Maths No Problem programme from Year 1. We are passionate about delivering this approach in mathematics, which ensures our children are confident mathematicians, showing a deep understanding of concepts and fluency in number.

Teaching maths for mastery is a transformational approach to maths teaching which stems from high performing Asian nations such as Singapore. For more information on this approach please do not hesitate to talk to your child’s class teacher or Olivia North (maths lead for the school). The Maths No Problem website also features lots of informative videos and articles.