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At St Nicholas CE Primary we are developing a mastery approach to the teaching of maths to ensure fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We aim to do this by:

  • Ensuring our children have access to a high quality maths curriculum that is both challenging and enjoyable.
  • Allowing opportunities to revisit and deepen children’s understanding of mathematical concepts
  • Using a variety of strategies to ensure fluency and the ability to recall and apply knowledge accurately

Our curriculum is mapped by the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work. We focus on a progression from concrete resources, to pictorial representations and finally into the numerical abstract to aid our children’s conceptual understanding.

Numbots is used from EYFS to Year 2 to to help develop number confidence and TT Rockstars is used from Y2 to Y6 to develop times tables’ recall.

DfE Mathematics Guidance for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

The Department for Education Key Stage 1 and 2 Maths Guidance identifies core concepts in the national curriculum, and shows how pupils can progress their understanding of them over the course of primary school.

To view a series of videos which introduces the guidance and summarises the core concepts for each year group, please visit the DfE YouTube Channel.