Market Drayton Infant & Nursery School

‘An excellent, happy school, where we enjoy learning’


All pupils can achieve in maths! At Market Drayton Infant and Nursery School there is a ‘can do’ attitude where building children’s resilience, and understanding that learning from mistakes, is what will make people successful mathematicians. The school believes in the importance of challenging ALL children in the school to be the best they can be and the main curriculum drive is around ‘possibilities’ to ensure children ‘reach for the stars’, being ambitious and having high aspirations for themselves in everything they do. The school ensures that maths lessons provide the opportunity for ALL children, regardless of their ability, to work through Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving activities.


Our maths curriculum has been design is to ensure that children can:

  • reach their full potential
  • be engaged and creative to excite and enthuse
  • be curious about mathematics, fostering a love of the subject
  • develop rich connections across mathematical ideas and within other subjects such as science
  • develop fluency to enable children to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • reason mathematically, understanding and using appropriate mathematical language
  • develop a competence for solving a variety of problems
  • understand the importance of mathematics in the world around them
  • ensure that every child is taught by a member of the teaching staff who has good subject knowledge and access to relevant training
  • continue learning at home by ensuring that parents understand each stage of their child’s maths journey using consistent approaches taught in school