We place great importance on children enjoying Mathematics and seeing it as a useful life skill. We use the National Curriculum, with all children having a daily Mathematics lesson. Practical activities are key in our teaching, enabling children to have a real understanding of the concepts they are learning and we aim to ensure that children become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, learn to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, and solve problems by applying their mathematics. We have purchased Numicon to help children visualise their thinking. There is considerable emphasis on mental mathematics rather than recorded work, particularly in the first two years of school. We appreciate that mathematics is an area in which parents are often concerned that they are supporting their children correctly. We are therefore pleased to offer help and advice if needed.