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The aim of maths is all pupils will become fluent in the fundamentals of maths and develop conceptual understanding; are able to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and can solve problems by breaking them down and persevering in seeking solutions.

At Surrey Hills All Saints, maths is taught daily and great importance is attached to the achieving and understanding of a range of mathematical skills and concepts, as well as building confidence. A strong emphasis is placed on developing mental strategies, with daily counting sessions and discussion of number patterns.  In addition, children are given many opportunities to use and apply mathematics through investigations and problem-solving activities.  Where possible, mathematical skills are also practised in cross-curricular activities. 


Counting is a daily activity in all year groups. Counting can be carried out at any time during the school day and does not necessarily have to take place during the maths lesson.   

In EYFS children become familiar with numbers 0-20. 

In Key Stage 1 children become familiar with numbers 0-100

In Key Stage 2 children move on to much larger numbers, negative numbers, decimal numbers and learn about the patterns in our number system (prime numbers, factors, multiples, etc.). 

Please see the 'Progression in Counting' document at the bottom of the page. 

Calculations and Methods:

Each classroom has a display dedicated to Maths.  This should include modelled methods for current learning and mathematical vocabulary.  Examples of children’s work, challenges for the more able and suggestions for support should also be displayed.  The maths board should be regularly updated to ensure it is effective and reflects the children’s current learning. 

Please see the 'Progression in Calculation' and 'Vocabulary' document at the bottom of the page.