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Maths at Tansley Primary 




The Maths National Curriculum 2014

“Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject”.


 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 non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.



At Tansley Primary School children are taught mathematics in accordance with the guidance of the National Curriculum for each year group and follow the White Rose Maths Scheme of Learning which is supplemented with other published materials such as Power-Maths and Target maths. The use of other materials may also be used where appropriate.


Due to the fluctuating numbers in each year group, classes at Tansley Primary usually have mixed age-classes.  This can comprise of 2 or 3 year groups being mixed together.  We have therefore opted to follow the Mixed Scheme of Learning through White Rose Maths.  In circumstances of three year groups being mixed together, the best fit will be selected, with alterations being made to incorporate the requirements and objectives of the additional year group to ensure appropriate coverage is maintained throughout the year.


For the year 2021/22


Oaks (R/Y1)  

Reception will follow the EYFS statutory framework which underpins the Development Matters document. Children experience mathematical concepts through continuous progression.  Y1 will follow the single-aged scheme set out by White Rose Maths.


Elms (Y2/Y3) 

In years 2/3 we have followed the overview of teaching blocks mapped out for Y2.  This was in order to follow the guidance set out by White Rose.  This was to ensure coverage of content before the Y2 statutory tests, for the end of KS1. It was also to take account of the possibility of lost-learning due to the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus -19  Pandemic. It also provides more time for consolidation and recapping previously learnt areas of Mathematics. All of the objectives for each year group will be taught (matched where possible), just the order will differ from mixed Y2/3 sequence.


Sycamores (Y4/5)       

Will follow mixed-age scheme for Y4/5


Elders (Y6)

             Will follow the single-age scheme for Y6



Coverage and Progression

The National Curriculum objectives for Key Stages 1 & 2 in mathematics, have been mapped out by White Rose Maths.  The progression maps show what is covered in each year group, and when the objectives are to be covered by White Rose Maths scheme of Learning.  It also provides an overview as to how topics are developed and increase in complexity overtime, both throughout the year and across the whole primary phase.




  • Our pupils at Tansley to become confident, independent, reflective thinkers within mathematics, whose skills not only liberate them in maths, but also support them across the curriculum.


  • The gap in children's attainment becomes smaller.


  • Children’s skills develop rapidly and support their understanding by enabling children to work in small steps of ‘Varied Fluency’ by the use of concrete, pictorial, and abstract methods.


  • Children recognise the importance and significance of mathematics in their everyday life.


  • Pupils’ develop mathematical talk and language by the use of questioning to deepen children’s understanding of concepts and ensure the correct use of terminology.


  • To provide a range of resources such as the use of manipulatives and familiar modelling to support and assist pupils understanding of mathematical concepts.


  • Deepen mathematical understanding by using and applying skills and knowledge taught, to answer problems which involve mathematical reasoning and /or problem solving.


  • To provide opportunities for frequent practice and rehearsal of skills needed for rapid recall, such times-tables, number-bonds and different units of measure.



White Rose Maths supports all these aims and covers all the requirements and aims set out within the National Curriculum.  


This is a working document and therefore subject to changes and amendments.  It is to be reviewed yearly if not before.




Originially Written:  October2020

Review date: October 2021 Reviewed October - Maths Lead (A.Holloway)

Amended March 2022 - Maths Lead - A Holloway

Click on the EYFS link below to find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Also find guidance on how you can support your child at home.