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Bedfont Primary School


Primary School


    Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.
    — William Paul Thurston, American mathematician

    We have adopted a mastery approach to teaching and learning in mathematics to build confident and curious mathematicians. As a school, we work closely with the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics) and use the Mathematics Mastery resourced curriculum to support children's understanding. We ensure our pupils are active participants in their learning as they experience concrete, pictorial and abstract representations of the world of mathematics. Precise mathematical vocabulary and talk are used to develop pupils who think deeply and purposefully. Our aim is for all learners to experiences a sense of awe and wonder as they solve problems, think mathematically, reason and become fluent. These skills of mathematics are vital for the life opportunities of our children and provide a foundation for many future careers.