Mathematics is a key skill which children will need throughout their lives. At Alpington we encourage children to engage with mathematics in a practical and fun way. All children follow the National Curriculum 2014. We ensure that children build their confidence in all mathematical areas by emphasising the importance of number facts and mental maths skills, which they are then encouraged to use in practical and investigative situations. We teach key methods to solve the four main operations (+, -, x, ÷) which have also been adjusted in light of the new curriculum. Whilst most of our mathematics is taught discretely, we also endeavour to give children the opportunity to apply the skills they have learnt across the wider curriculum.