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We love Maths at Collierley Nursery and Primary School!


The intent of our mathematics curriculum is to provide our children with a foundation for understanding number, reasoning, thinking logically and problem solving with resilience so that they are fully prepared for the future. By using the mastery approach in every lesson, it is intended that all children regardless of their starting point will be able to succeed at mathematics and will develop a positive attitude towards the subject that will stay with them throughout their lifetime.


  • Mad4Maths (daily fluency) is accessed by all children across KS1 and 2 daily – in KS2 this is self-marked with the teacher modelling how to answer questions using good verbal explanations. This is planned following assessment and is important for rapid catch up.

  • Daily fluency is a high focus in lessons. Number knowledge and number sense is taught within every maths lesson for 15 minutes.

  • The appropriate mathematical language for each year group is taught daily and children consolidate prior language learned across the years.

  • Children use full sentences using the correct mathematical vocabulary.

  • Within every lesson, all children access mastery: problem solving, reasoning and fluency taught within a progressive lesson of small steps.

  • Lessons are planned with the end points as a starting point for cohesive planning.

  • Within every lesson the children practise their counting skills and are taught to see links to known facts e.g. if you can count in 1s you can count in 0.1s, if you can count in 10ths you can count in 100ths etc

  • Daily lessons involve children identifying the most efficient/accurate method of calculation for questions.

  • White Rose Scheme of Learning is used as a basis for the curriculum overview with lessons adjusted where learning is not linked to appropriate year group.

  • The NCTEM progressions documents are used to ensure new learning builds on prior learning and clear progression is happening across the topics across the school. The ‘Ready to Progress’ documents are used to ensure that children are secure in their knowledge.

  • Children are taught through visual representations.

  • Children are taught to apply the bar modelling method.

  • Children are taught to form numbers correctly from the outset and this is insisted upon throughout the school with one digit per square, one operation per square taught consistently.

  • End of unit assessment is used to support teachers to identify misconceptions or gaps in learning. These are then addressed within daily Mad4Maths sessions.

  • Times Tables Rockstars and Sumdog are used to support children to continue their learning at home.

  • Children are encouraged to question mathematical concepts and to use a variety of skills to help to solve both reasoning and problem solving questions.


The Maths subject lead will monitor the following on a fortnightly basis:

  • Progress against children knowing times tables and number facts

  • Math books for consistency across the school in the implementation

  • Children at Collierley Primary have a love of mathematics.

  • Children are able to identify best methods of calculation across the whole school.

  • Children have a secure number fact and place value base.

  • Children know all times tables by the end of Y4.

  • Children meet the end of year expectations in their year group or their academic year group.

  • Children are able to apply learning to varying contexts, demonstrating mastery.

  • Where children are unable to do this appropriate intervention is put in place and impact measured through precision teaching.


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