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At Caedmon Primary School, we aim to develop pupils’ abilities in all areas of mathematics. We believe that a child, who is secure in all of these areas, will become a secure and competent mathematician.

We have visited other schools to research best practice in the teaching of mathematics. As a result of our research, we have adopted the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to teaching mathematics.

Each day, lessons begin with 5 minutes of times table practice, followed by a 10 minute arithmetic session. In this time, teachers work with children to ensure they become secure with times tables and quick mental addition, subtraction and division methods.

Following on from this, the children are given the opportunity to consolidate previously taught skills in ‘Daily Review’ for 15 minutes.

The children will then be taught a new skill or to apply previously taught skills in a different context for the remainder of the lesson.

Please click here to find the mathematics curriculum for 2017/18.


  • Caedmon
  • Primary School
  • Attlee Road,
  • Middlesbrough
  • TS67NA

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