Maths is taught daily throughout school, both the explicit teaching of skills and the opportunity to apply those skills within a topic context. There is an emphasis on problem solving to ensure children can apply their knowledge and skills. Pupils regularly have short mental maths sessions when they practise times tables or play counting games to help develop their instant recall of key facts. Maths is often practical, either investigative or hands on activities. Children are encouraged to use mental strategies to calculate and use jottings as well as using formal written methods. Whilst there is an emphasis upon Number, the other essential areas of the subject are also important, namely using Measures (weight, length, volume, area, time) Shape and Space, and Statistics.