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The poetry of logical ideas

Vision for Mathematics

At Oatlands Junior, the high-quality mathematics Curriculum provides children with a foundation for understanding the world; the ability to reason mathematically; an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. Mathematics should be interwoven across all aspects of the curriculum.

The National Curriculum for mathematics will ensure that children: 

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  •  can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Mathematics Subject Leader - Rachel Coyne


Mrs R Coyne

How is Mathematics taught and what does it look like at Oatlands?

In mathematics we believe children need a great deal of practical experience and discussion to achieve a thorough understanding of mathematical concepts and skills to prepare them for life. We place great emphasis on mental calculation and oral work. 

Children’s skills are developed to allow them to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas and make rich connections, develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems as their knowledge and competence grows and they move through the school.

Oxford Owl - Supporting Mathematics at home

Oxford-owl_Addition for parents




What your child will leave OJS knowing, understanding and appreciating in Mathematics

At Oatlands we recognise that mathematics is essential to everyday life and our aim is to make mathematics at Oatlands as relevant as possible to the children’s lives. Oatlands children are taught to reason mathematically and to develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

Children enjoy celebrating their successes weekly in the newsletter and TT Rock Stars. We also take part in local and national mathematics events such as: NSPCC Number Day, Enterprise Week, HGS Maths Competition, Maths Week England and much, much more!

Mathematics - A Positive Mindset


Multiplication Tables Check

Parental Guidance

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What pupils at OJS think about Mathematics

I like adding, subtracting and TTRS. I think that maths is good for your brain! Year 3 Pupil

I like learning about maths as it tests my thinking! Year 4 Pupil

Maths is interesting, fun and creative. I love the way it all interlinks! Year 5 Pupil

It’s fun and so important as a lot of jobs use maths! Year 6 Pupil 

Oatlands Junior School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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