In KS1 and KS2 every child has a daily maths lesson. We teach the children to have ‘maths sense’ which involves looking for patterns and making links in their maths thinking to allow them to find the most efficient methods and to solve problems. Reasoning, problem solving and fluency in maths are also vital skills which we focus on. We use visuals and concrete objects to help children with this. Various calculation methods are learnt (see our calculations policy). In Reception, KS1 and Year 4 children follow the ‘mathematics mastery’ system whilst the rest of the academy uses our step by step guidance for maths. We ensure that every child experiences maths in a positive environment.