**Mathematics**

**Miss Harris **

At Barnwood Primary School Mathematics is recognised as a vital and essential part of the curriculum. We believe that Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand, change and explain the world in which they live. We teach Mathematics to encourage pupils to have a positive attitude towards the subject and to be confident when using and applying their knowledge and skills.

### National Numeracy Strategy (NNS)

In order to teach the requirements of the NNS we teach Mathematics through a carefully planned structure based upon four key principles:

- a dedicated Mathematics lesson each day for every class;
- direct teaching and interactive oral work with the whole class and in groups;
- an emphasis on mental calculations;
- controlled differentiation during group work, with all children doing work linked to a common mathematical topic.

The National Numeracy Strategy can be seen here