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At Maynards Green we are mathematicians. We want our children to enjoy Maths through a variety of practical activities, exploration and discussions. Our approach to teaching mathematics is intended to support all of our children in becoming young, confident mathematicians; prepare them for their next stage of mathematical learning at secondary school, and to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge in everyday situations in order to be successful in life beyond school.


  • Develop a ‘have a go’ attitude where Maths is fun and it is OK to be ‘wrong’; because the journey to finding the answer is most important
  • Develop the children’s fluency in all areas of maths 
  • Provide opportunities to reason mathematically and challenge pupils
  • Develop children’s using and applying skills when solving increasingly more complex problems involving a range of mathematical knowledge


  • Our curriculum builds on the concrete, pictorial, abstract approach. By using all three, the children can explore and demonstrate their mathematical learning. Together, these elements help to cement knowledge so children truly understand what they have learnt.
  • Teachers develop fluency through practising key skills, repeating, reinforcing and revising which is all built into formal planning across school. 
  • The use of White Rose medium term planning is adapted to create a bespoke curriculum designed to meet the needs of our children and to allow for opportunities for revisit and retention, ensuring full coverage of the national curriculum for mathematics and providing a broad and balanced spread of all areas of the curriculum. Teachers are confident to manipulate this planning in the short term in order to meet the needs of all of our children.
  • On a daily basis, children, regardless of their ability, in KS1 and KS2 are provided with opportunities to become more fluent in their learning, to reason mathematically and to solve a range of problems. This is done using a range of sources such as White Rose Maths and daily problems. 


  • Children ‘have a go’ and choose the equipment they need to help them to learn along with the strategies they think are best suited to each problem. Children are developing skills in being articulate and are able to reason verbally, pictorially and in written form.
  • Our rich and broad mathematics curriculum aims to make the children enthusiastic about learning mathematics and gain an understanding of its importance in everyday life.

Knowledge and Skills Progression Documents

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