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Our Vision for Maths


At Fleet Infant School, our teaching of mathematics is based on a mastery approach in the belief that every child is capable of success.

We believe that every child can achieve in maths and it is our responsibility as teachers to provide the environment and experiences to make this possible.  As teachers, we know that every child is a capable mathematician with the ability to reason and problem solve.  Problem solving and reasoning are at the heart of our curriculum, built on foundations of exploration and discovery in early years.  Children make links between old and new learning experiences in order to develop fluency and build a deeper understanding of their maths.  Opportunities for reasoning, exploration and clarification are provided through talk and problem solving.  At Fleet Infant School, every child in every classroom is encouraged and supported to have an “I can solve anything” attitude and to develop perseverance and resilience through the philosophy of ‘learning tools’.

Outdoor learning in mathematics in Year 1

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Mental Maths Toolkits

These are a resource for you to work through at home, checking off each skill as your children acquire it. When you feel your child has mastered all the skills with quick recall and fluency, see your child's class teacher who will check and then give you the next Toolkit.