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Widden Primary School


At Widden, we want all children to experience the brilliance of Mathematics and develop a sense of curiosity about the subject. Our school values are based on integrity, diversity and community. With children in the community coming from diverse experiences and backgrounds, we still believe that all children can experience success in Mathematics.

Mathematics is taught for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning, promoting the growth mindset to their lessons. Challenge is provided through rich and sophisticated problem solving as opposed to acceleration through new content.


We want all children to be exposed to fluency, reasoning and problem solving in every Mathematics lesson. At Widden, we aim for all pupils to:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions – including unfamiliar contexts and real-life scenarios.

If you would like to discuss Mathematics then please speak with Jack Evans who leads the subject here at Widden Primary School.