Our mathematics curriculum equips pupils with tools that include fluency, reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.

We use the Mathematics Mastery approach to teach Maths across the year groups and apply understanding throughout the curriculum. The following information is taken from the Mathematics Mastery website to explain the approach in more detail.

The ‘mastery approach’ to teaching maths is the underlying principle of Mathematics Mastery. Instead of learning mathematical procedures by rote, we want pupils to build a deep conceptual understanding of concepts which will enable them to apply their learning in different situations

The Mathematics Mastery curriculum is cumulative – each school year begins with a focus on the concepts and skills that have the most connections, which are then applied and connected throughout the school year to consolidate learning. This gives pupils the opportunity to ‘master maths’; by using previous learning throughout the school year, they are able to develop mathematical fluency and conceptual understanding.

During the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, maths forms part of many interactive learning experiences. Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics through play, exploration and discussion. Children work with shapes and begin to learn their properties, use language to give positional clues and compare quantities, identify and recreate patterns. They learn to count, read, write and order numbers to 20 using songs and rhymes, which is extended to 100 and beyond during The National Curriculum in Key Stage 1. Additionally, they learn about shape and space, through practical activity which builds on their understanding of their immediate environment. They develop their use of mathematical language, using it to talk about their methods and explain their reasoning when solving problems.

They move from counting reliably to calculating fluently with all four number operations.

Children will use a wider range of mathematical language as they progress.

They learn to tackle a problem with mental methods before using any other approach, always supported with help and encouragement.

Maths Rolling Programme


New Calculation Policy Subtraction

New Calculation Policy Multiplication

New Calculation Policy Fractions

New Calculation Policy Division

New Calculation Policy Addition