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At Gascoigne Primary School we are working hard to deliver a curriculum that enables all pupils to acquire the basic skills as well as developing their appreciation of the different mathematical forms and structures through a wider creative curriculum, which links learning to real life situations.


We aim to provide a high-quality mathematics education with a mastery approach so that all children:


  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics;  
  • reason mathematically;  
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics.


(National Curriculum 2014)



The curriculum embodies the four main 'curriculum intent principles' as follows:




  • To enable pupils to believe that anyone can achieve in maths.
  • To enable pupils to have the ability to explain their mathematical thinking orally and in writing (including using pictures and mathematical symbols).
  • To enable pupils to develop problem solving and reasoning skills that will benefit them in future learning.


Our World

  • To enable pupils to recognise that Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
  • To give pupils the ability to reason mathematically, appreciate the beauty and power of mathematics, and a gain a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject within the world. (National Curriculum 2014)
  • To enable pupils to appreciate how maths is used and is useful outside of school/education.


Our Education

  • To enable pupils to know and remember key number facts more and by heart.
  • To give pupils opportunities to choose efficient calculation methods.
  • To enable pupils to have direct experience of using and applying mathematics in a wider range of contexts across the curriculum.


Our Rights

  • The UN Convention on the Rights of a child states, in article 28 (right to education) every child has the right to an education and further outlines in article 29 (goals of education) that education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.
  • Pupils must be given the opportunity to communicate mathematical concepts and ideas, using skills of reading, speaking, listening and recording, thus developing their language skills within the context of mathematics.

To contact Mrs Miah (Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for Mathematics) please use the Contact Form below.