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In Maths, the National Curriculum aims to ensure that all children:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals;
  • are able to reason mathematically and
  • can solve problems by applying their understanding.


At Ryhope Junior School, these skills are embedded within our lessons and developed progressively over time. We are committed to ensuring that all children are able to recognise the importance of maths in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts.


Our aim is to design a curriculum which is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. We want all children to enjoy maths and to experience success in the subject; with the ability to reason mathematically. We are committed to developing children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the power of the subject, and its links to other curriculum areas.


We deliver lessons that are creative and engaging using the CPA (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) approach.  This enables all children to access the curriculum and understand the fundamentals. Through daily maths meetings, children are given regular opportunities to develop their fluency and recall of facts. This is taught in addition to the daily maths lesson where children are encouraged to make connections across mathematical procedures and concepts to ensure fluency, reasoning and competence in solving problems.


Our aim is to ensure that pupils are fluent in basic skills as well as being able to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to science, for example, and to other subjects. We want them to know that maths is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.

Year 4 - Multiplication Tables Check