Maths Curriculum



We want all pupils to enjoy learning and exploring mathematics, and become confident mathematicians, through a carefully structured mastery approach to the subject.

At Marlborough Road we follow the Statutory Framework for the EYFS and National Curriculum to teach mathematics. This is delivered using Maths No Problem in KS1 and 2 and the White Rose guidance for EYFS, accompanied by the Numberblocks programme.

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  •  can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

We are adopting a mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics.

This approach focuses on the belief that all pupils can understand and do maths, given enough time. With good teaching, appropriate resources, and a ‘can do’ attitude, all children can enjoy and achieve in maths.

For more information, please download our curriculum intent for Maths. 

Maths Medium Term Planning Summer 2021

To ensure that children are ready to move to their new year group in September with the necessary key skills and concepts, we will stop using the White Rose sequence of teach and move to using the DFE’s Ready to Progress criteria for each year group.

The Spring term PUMA test will be carried out and the gap analysis from this, alongside teacher knowledge of the children’s understanding of the criteria, will be used to complete the NCETM’s Evaluation document. Gaps in knowledge and areas for review will be identified and the sequence of teach be mapped out on the school’s Recovery Curriculum document. Teachers will then map out lessons for the summer term, matching to Maths No Problem, the DFE Ready to Progress, NCETM materials, White Rose and UL materials to ensure coverage.

Teachers will plan daily lessons with a review, small step modelling with plenty of guided practice, before the children move onto independent work. Scaffolds for the less confident will continue to be planned for. Challenges will extend mathematical thinking and reasoning.

 An extra half hour every day will continue to be dedicated to maths, where the teacher can either ensure that all children are ready for the next day’s learning or develop fluency. There will continue to be either a five-minute timetables practice daily or 10 minutes 3 times a week.

The Key Skills group will continue to be run in KS2 for the small number of children who need to develop very early number skills.


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