At Bude Primary Academy, the teaching and learning of mathematics is a high priority as we recognise it is an essential skill for life.  Our children are taught the 3 main areas of the National Curriculum: Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving, through a mastery curriculum.  In order to meet raised national expectations within the National Curriculum we ensure that all of our children develop a deep and sustainable understanding of mathematical concepts through a maths curriculum which promotes a rich understanding of mathematical concepts taught in small steps in a systematic way.
Following the White Rose Schemes of Learning, we strive to offer a maths curriculum which is consistent, sustainable and progressive.
At Bude Primary Academy, we have all been on a journey over the last 2 years in order to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics.  Led by our maths leads, Andy Whelan and Ben Clarke, we have worked hard to improve our children's understanding of maths through development of the Teaching for Mastery approach within our school.  This has involved training on each of the principles of teaching for Mastery, demonstration lessons in KS1 and in KS2, staff reflection groups on own practice, planning support, coaching and mentoring, enhancing our classroom mathematical environment plus ongoing sharing of number work across the school linked to the number operations.  EYFS staff have had specialist training to improve indoor and outdoor mathematical resources.  In the EYFS maths is taught in structured lessons but also through play.
These curriculum improvements have been supported by the Aspire Maths Team and the Maths Hub.  In addition, we have been involved in the maths Strategic School Improvement Fund as part of our curriculum development.