Subject Lead

The subject lead for Mathematics is Mr Sykes.

Core Learning

Core Concepts:

  • Fluency
  • Reasoning
  • Solve problems

For children to become fluent in mathematical concepts and skills, through varied and frequent practice; able to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

For children to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

For children to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of real life problems, breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Learning Guides

Here are some guides for parents on aspects of the mathematics curriculum that you may find useful in helping your child at home:


We teach mathematics so that our children become fluent in mathematical concepts and skills (with accuracy and precise use of language); reason mathematically; and solve a variety of real life problems.

Long Term Plans

Curriculum Design

Our maths curriculum is mapped out across all year groups, ensuring continuity and supporting transition. The maths curriculum is designed in relatively small carefully sequenced steps, which must each be mastered before our pupils move to the next stage; we call these fluency, variation and reasoning tasks. It is important that fundamental skills and knowledge are secured first. This often entails focusing on curriculum content in considerable depth at early stages. You can view our Long-Term Plans (above) and Medium Term Plans (below) for each year group.

Implementation: The Crosby Approach to Teaching Maths

We follow a Mastery approach to mathematics following our work alongside the National Centre for Education in Mathematics (NCETM). Teachers reinforce an expectation that all pupils are capable of achieving high standards in mathematics. The majority of pupils progress through the curriculum content at the same pace. Teaching is underpinned by a methodical curriculum design supported by carefully crafted lessons and resources to foster deep conceptual and procedural knowledge. Variation and the use of different representations within this builds fluency and understanding of underlying mathematical concepts. Practice and consolidation play a central role to help pupils know and remember more. We recognise that there will be some pupils that require a personalised curriculum in order to meet their specific needs and ensure that they are ready to progress to the next stage in learning.

Medium Term Plans

Please see the topics covered by each year group listed below.

Website Links

Here are some website links that parents and pupils may find useful with home learning:

Frequently used sites:

Foundation Stage

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

BBC Times Table Collection (Songs)

BBC Bitesize Maths Key Stage 2

BBC Key Stage 2 Collection Supermovers

Times Tables

Top Marks Ordering and Sequencing Games

Top Marks Mental Maths Games

Top Marks Number Games

Top Marks Addition and Subtraction Games

Top Marks Times Tables Games

Top Marks Multiplication and Division Games

Top Marks Fractions and Decimals Games

Top Marks Money Games

Top Marks Shape, Position and Movement Games

Top Marks Measures Games

Top Marks Data Handling Games

Top Marks Problem Solving Games

Kid Math Games

SplashLearn Year 6 Maths Games

SplashLearn Year 5 Maths Games

SplashLearn Year 4 Maths Games

SplashLearn Year 3 Maths Games