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Mathematics Subject Leader: Miss L Robinson


At Girnhill we believe in the importance of Mathematics as an inter-connected discipline which is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Providing a high-quality mathematics education develops 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 Mathematics.  

At Girnhill Infant School we teach Mathematics through the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum, setting high ambitions and expectations for all pupils ensuring strong cross curricular links are made. 

  • Children will be introduced to Mathematic subject specific vocabulary that a Mathematician would use
  • Children will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics through varied and frequent practice in order to develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • Children will be able to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and developing an argument using mathematical subject specific vocabulary that a Mathematician would use
  • Children will be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication and persevering in seeking solutions
  • 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


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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