Whittlefield Primary School

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Tabor Street, Burnley, Lancashire BB12 0HL

Teaching and Learning


Teaching and Learning in Mathematics


Using the Programmes of Study from the National Curriculum and the EYFS Framework it is our aim to develop:


  • A confident and positive attitude towards all aspects of mathematics.
  • The ability to communicate mathematics.
  • Competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge.
  • An ability to solve problems, to reason and think logically and to work with accuracy in a systematic manner.
  • An ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others.
  • An ability to use and apply mathematics in a cross curricular manner.
  • An understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment.


Through careful and appropriate planning and preparation we aim to ensure that throughout the school children are provided with opportunities to work with:


  • Practical activities and mathematical games.
  • Problem solving in both group and individual activities.
  • Open and closed tasks.
  • A full range of methods of calculations (mental, written and oral).
  • Computer programs as a mathematical tool during both taught Computing sessions, using classroom interactive screens and on classroom PCs as appropriate.


The Scheme of Work


Long, medium and short term planning is based on the Programmes of Study and learning objectives found in the National Curriculum and EYFS Framework.  Planning will be differentiated at an appropriate level to meet the needs of all of the children.  Although the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace, decisions about when to progress will always be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage.