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Mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem-solving, as outlined in the National Curriculum, forms the essential essence of Maths teaching at Bakewell CE Infant school.

Developing numerical fluency is at the heart of teaching and learning, allowing our children to develop the fundamental basics which they need to use in order to succeed at becoming confident mathematicians. Children are given daily opportunities to practise and apply their skills so that knowledge and concepts are embedded in the long-term memory and can be recalled and used automatically. Teaching is structured and delivered in a way that builds progressively on previous learning and challenges misconceptions.


See Think Do | Maths No Problem!Maths is taught daily throughout school, including Reception, using the ambitious Maths No Problem scheme to ensure that learning progresses step-by-step as children move through school and that all children are given the opportunity to master challenging mathematical concepts.


We aim to develop children who:


  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of arithmetic.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and provide justification or proof using mathematical vocabulary.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing complexity, including breaking down problems into a series of small steps and persevering in seeking solutions. 

Our mathematics curriculum encompasses the aims of the National Curriculum