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Hamp Nursery and Infants School

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Mathematics is a tool for everyday life.  It is a whole network of concepts and relationships which provide a way of viewing and making sense of the world.  It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems.  It also provides the materials and means for creating new imaginative worlds to explore.


Mathematics is a fundamental part of children’s education. In the Early Years Framework, mathematics is referred to as mathematical understanding. At Hamp Nursery & Infants School we aim to build mathematical knowledge and skills systematically and over time to enable children to become competent, confident mathematicians. The most important skill we want our children to learn is to become relational mathematicians and not just procedural mathematicians. We want them to develop a positive attitude to mathematics.


We discussed and considered the best way to teach mathematics to our children, taking into consideration the context of our school. As a whole staff we agreed upon following White Rose which has a clear progression and a clear rationale; we felt this best suited our children. We ensure that teachers not only understand the content but that they also understand the best ways to teach that content. Our pedagogical approach was thought deeply about and agreed upon as a whole school.