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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.

From Y1, each teacher plans around the three areas: Learn it! Use it! Solve it! Focusing on the development of mathematical fluency.

 We aim for each child to:-

  • Develop firm foundations in maths in readiness to progress to the next phase of their learning.

  • Have a positive attitude towards mathematics and show courage to take risks in maths.

  • Have self-confidence in their ability to deal with mathematics and mathematical problems.

  • Be able to work systematically, co-operatively and with perseverance.

  • Be able to think logically and independently.

  • Understand the appropriate underlying skills, concepts and knowledge of number, measurement, shape, space and handling data.

  • Be able to apply previously acquired concepts, skills, knowledge and understanding to new situations both in and out of school.

  • Be able to communicate with peers and adults, ideas, experiences, questions, clearly and fluently, using the appropriate mathematical language.

  • Have equality of opportunity regardless of race, gender, or ability.

  • Encourage the use of mental calculations and choose and efficient strategies to work out the answers.

Did you know, White Rose Maths have a FREE 1 minute Maths App!  Download it here: