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What is Maths?

Mathematics introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are essential in everyday life and support learning across the curriculum. It helps children make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them, offers ways of handling data in an increasingly digital world and makes a crucial contribution to their development as successful learners

Maths at Phillimore

At Phillimore School we aim to make maths lessons engaging, exciting, well-resourced and challenging for children of all abilities!

As well as everyday maths lessons, there are a range of maths activities children can do at lunchtimes and after school to help improve their learning. As a school, we subscribe to TT Rockstars and IXL which help children with their times tables and reasoning skills.

At Phillimore we follow a mastery approach to teaching mathematics. This means that we are aiming to develop a deep, long-term understanding of the subject rather than teaching children to learn procedures without really knowing the meaning and concepts behind them.

At the heart of a mastery approach is the belief that every child is capable of achieving.

Long term retention is a school priority and at the start of every maths lesson children answer questions related to knowledge and skills that they have learnt in the previous weeks.

Please look below through the handbook, yearly overviews and progression documents that will tell you more about the maths your child learns at Phillimore.

National curriculum and Essentials curriculum links


Click below to see our Maths Handbook!

Maths Objectives for each year group taken from the National Curriculum.