Bucklesham Primary School

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Maths at Bucklesham


At Bucklesham Primary School,  Maths is an integral part of the curriculum. It is explored in a variety of contexts across different subjects as well as in the daily maths lesson. At Bucklesham we strongly believe that our children should leave us as well rounded mathematicians which means that they will not only be fluent in number calculations but will also be able to reason. 

The introduction of the new curriculum, although covering harder content, has given us more time to explore each element of mathematics in greater depth allowing us more time to reason and problem solve with our new skills. 

These are the overall aims of the National Curriculum for Mathematics. 

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions


The National Curriculum covers the following areas of maths. 

  • Number
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Statistics (from Year 2 onwards) 


Please click on the links below to see the end of year expectations for each year group.

Maths Glossary for Parents