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At Braeburn, we value a curriculum that builds and fosters children’s self esteem and positive attitudes towards mathematics and that suits the varying needs of our children. Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programmes of study are, by necessity, organised into distinct domains but as a school we strive to ensure pupils make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, reasoning and competence in solving a range of problems accurately. Planning in mathematics is supported by the NCETM spines and underpinned by the National Curriculum. The fundamentals of mathematics are developed through varied and frequent practise. Children are taught logical and efficient strategies and solutions discreetly as well as being able to explore open ended problems in real world contexts. At Braeburn, we ensure children are given opportunities to consolidate understanding when they are not sufficiently fluent, including through additional practise to maximise progress. Vocabulary comes through conceptual understanding: we encourage children to talk and think mathematically and find creative methods and solutions. Small steps and a ‘mastery’ approach allows children to acquire a deeper and adaptable understanding of the subject through CPA (Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract). We want our children to be confident, resilient and persevere. Our approach aims to broaden their knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in the wider world; transferable mathematical skills and to empower children in their decision making in a range of contexts, ensuring they are well equipped for their future.