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Mathematics Subject Leader: Miss L Robinson


Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

At Girnhill Infant School we aim for all our children to:

  • Be introduced to subject specific vocabulary that a mathematician would use
  • Use subject specific vocabulary to talk like a mathematician
  • Use subject specific vocabulary and definitions that a mathematician would use
  • Research, interpret and present like a mathematician
  • Learn, work and talk like a mathematician


Children are taught a range of mathematical concepts under the principles of the four strands of mathematics: Mathematical thinking, representation and structure, fluency and variation. 

Each of the skills (Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Statistics, Shape, Measure, Time, Money, Position and Direction) are taught using the above four strands of mathematics.

At Girnhill Infant School:

  • We plan using the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum
  • We enhance the curriculum using progression grids.
  • Subject progression grids are used to develop long term planning.
  • Teachers use the long term planning to plan units of work and deliver individual lessons


Our Mathematics progression grids outlines the skills, knowledge and vocabulary that pupils are expected to learn during their time in school. We approach all of our learning using Rosenshine’s principles to support our pupils to know more and remember more of their curriculum and ensure that learning is secure before they move on to new information or skills.


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