The Maths Impact - How we know what has been learnt

The impact and measure of this is to ensure children not only acquire the appropriate age related knowledge linked to the Mathematics Curriculum, but also skills which equip them to progress from their starting points, and within their everyday lives. Assessment for Mathematics is a continual process in which teachers use their assessments to inform intervention and next steps in learning. We also use NFER Tests 3 times a year to ensure that children are making the expected progress. Pupil Progress Meetings are held regularly and teachers are held to account for the Mathematical progress of the children in their class.
All children will have:
• A wider variety of skills linked to both mathematical knowledge and understanding.
• A richer vocabulary which will enable to articulate their understanding of taught concepts.
• High aspirations, which will see them through to further study, work and a successful adult life.
• A curiosity for the world around them which will enable them to be inquisitive and question new concepts which come their way. 
Essential Characteristics of Mathematicians

An understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics.
A broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics.
Fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system.
The ability to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual.
The ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges.
The ability to embrace the value of learning from mistakes and false starts.
The ability to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions.
Fluency in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques.
A wide range of mathematical vocabulary.
A commitment to and passion for the subject.

We use a range of resources and materials to support the learning of mathematics. As mathematics is all around us, we try to use every day practical experiences and situations to encourage mathematical understanding. We are continually developing new activities and games to extend, develop and consolidate numerical concepts.