Maths is important in everyday life and, with that in mind, the purpose of mathematics at St Philips is to teach the children the lifelong mathematical skills required to become successful and confident mathematicians. New mathematical concepts will be taught using a 'Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract' approach; enabling all children to experience hands on learning. We aim for children to: Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to rapidly recall facts and knowledge accurately. Be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics in a variety of ways, including real life scenarios and unfamiliar contexts. Be able to reason mathematically by following a systematic line of enquiry and present justification or proof using mathematical language. Have a positive attitude towards mathematics and have confidence in their own ability.