Mathematics is essential to everyday life. It intertwines many other disciplines and is critical to science, technology and engineering whilst being essential for financial literacy. The national curriculum aims to ensure that all children develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. At Stoke, we aim to achieve this by fostering a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. Children learn core concepts through using practical resources that underpin the quality teaching of all maths lessons. Developing children’s mathematical vocabulary is key to this and all lessons drive the use of accurate vocabulary and maths displays are built around this so that they become a crucial element of the learning. To plan and assess the children, teachers use the national curriculum and supplementary ready to progress guidance; key performance indicators that help to determine a child’s mathematical understanding. To see Age Related Expectations, please visit your child’s year group page.