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At King’s Somborne CE Primary school, we encourage the children to develop mathematical ways of thinking; to reason logically; to solve problems and to think in more abstract ways. During Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics and number through practical activity, exploration and discussion.

During Key Stage 2 pupils use the number system more confidently. They move from counting reliably to calculating fluently with all four number operations.

All pupils will experience “real-life” maths and, where possible, will explore maths across the whole curriculum.

Do you often say...

'I didn't do it like that when I was at school!'

Many parents often ask which methods we use in school to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

Please have a look at our method progression documents below which might help.

If you are still unsure, please don't hesitate to ask!