At Tarvin Primary School, we believe that Maths is an essential part of everyday life. Mathematics forms an important part of our broad and balanced curriculum, where we endeavour to ensure that children development an enjoyment and enthusiasm for maths that will empower them throughout their lives. Mathematical fluency is an essential tool for all learners and a pre-requisite to being able to reason and solve problems mathematically. Our aim is to develop a positive culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths that produces strong, secure learning. As a school, we recognise that the key to unlocking the potential in our children is through the development of basic mathematical skills and the understanding of mathematical concepts. We therefore place great emphasis on the use of concrete resources and pictorial representations at all ages, to enable children to fully understand the concepts and principals, when presented with abstract calculations and questions. Our maths curriculum is progressive; at KS2 it is designed to develop competencies to equip pupils for KS3 where they will build on KS2, make connections and solve increasingly sophisticated problems.