Mathematics is a National Curriculum core subject, categorised into four attainment targets:

  • Using and applying Mathematics
  • Number
  • Shape, Space and Measures
  • Handling Data

Opportunities for using and applying Mathematics exist throughout the other three main attainment targets.

Mathematics lessons will normally include: oral mental work, a main activity and a plenary following the guidance contained in The National Numeracy Framework unit plans.

Mental arithmetic is a key feature, with children being taught a range of strategies to work out answers and being expected to quickly recall simple mathematical facts.