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We follow the Primary National Curriculum 2014 for mathematics.


At Motcombe Primary School we aim to provide our children with a practical and positive mathematics curriculum. As stated in the National Curriculum, it is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.


Mathematics in our school includes , but is not restricted to, the following areas; number knowledge, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages, measurement, geometry and statistics.


Lessons are differentiated to suit the needs of the pupils and teachers also provide a range of cross curricular mathematical activities and challenges so that children have regular opportunities to use, apply and discuss their understanding of mathematics in different contexts.

School Mathematics Policy

Year 1 found a range of ways to make 10 following a leek and potato soup recipe from the castle cook.

Year 5 and 6 came 4th in the Dorset 'sumdog' online maths competition!

Ashton in Year 5 made it into the top ten students out of 354 children who competed in Dorset!

Maths open afternoon for parents... Children taught the grown ups!

Maths displays in shared areas to celebrate maths across the curriculum and share problem solving!

A class shop linked to topic work in Key Stage 2 to develop money skills and use of real life decimal numbers!

Number and Fractions

Position and direction

Exploring Measures

Shape and pattern

Data Handling