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"Without mathematics, there is nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers"

                                                             Shakuntala Devi


At St Stephen's Primary School, we believe that mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world.  These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.


Mathematics is important in everyday life.  It is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind we endeavour to ensure that children develop a healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them and support them throughout their lives.


Using the new Early Years framework and the National Curriculum for Mathematics in Key Stage 1 and 2 as a basis for all we do, class teachers plan and deliver a stimulating and thorough sequence of lessons using a range of materials to support the teaching and learning of mathematics. Our main scheme is the Pearson Abacus Maths programme, which is supplemented with the White Rose maths scheme of work, and at KS2, Schofield and Sims I can maths, which provides daily practise to strengthen both fluency and problem solving skills.