Maths at The Duke of Bedford

At The Duke of Bedford, we recognise the importance of mathematics throughout each child’s everyday and future life.  It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space in the world around them.  It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.  We intend to give each child the self-confidence and resilience to reach their full potential by ensuring that they have the tools to calculate fluently, reason logically, problem solve and think in abstract ways.

Our aim is to encourage pupils to become confident, competent and independent mathematicians by building a deep conceptual understanding of maths and its interrelated content so that children can apply their learning in different situations.  We will develop children’s ability to articulate, discuss and explain their thinking using appropriate mathematical vocabulary in an ‘Mistake Friendly’ environment which see mistakes as an important part of learning.  Furthermore, we want to instil the mind-set in every child and staff member that everyone can do maths and that maths is for everyone so pupils are resilient and inquisitive learners. 

Please click on the links below to view our long term overview for Maths and our intent statement.