At Valley End Infant School the transition from Early Years into Key Stage 1 is managed seamlessly by recognising the different stages of mathematical development for each pupil.

The children continue to explore and investigate mathematical concepts in order to gain a deeper understanding before moving onto written jottings and calculations. They are taught to explore mathematical patterns and connections and to talk about their methods and reasoning using appropriate mathematical language and vocabulary. A strong emphasis on mental mathematics, problem solving and using and applying mathematics enables children to practise their mathematical skills in a range of contexts.

We seek to make Mathematics enjoyable and creative and aim for pupils to have a sound basic knowledge of key mathematical concepts. Opportunities to practise mathematical skills can be found across the curriculum.