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CofE Academy and Nursery

Inspire, Enjoy and Achieve, in the love of Jesus Christ


The school follows the National Curriculum for Mathematics. A link to the year group specific objectives can be located at:


In early years mathematics is constantly available through provision and children are encourage to 'play with number' to help them develop confidence and understanding. Children have mental maths sessions as daily and formally taught maths input weekly. 


In Keystage 1 and 2, math is taught in sessions which last one hour and fifteen minutes daily. The first quarter of an hour is used in different ways: to support children who may require consolidation from the previous day’s work; to pre-teach children who may benefit from it before the main lesson; to practise mental maths skills; to discuss mental maths strategies; for practising arithmetic skills or for whole class exploration of a reasoning problem.


Mathematics lessons are clearly differentiated ensuring that every lesson is accessible to al learners. Some pupils are taught by the class teacher or teaching assistant in smaller groups in order to support their learning whilst the rest of the class work independently. All lessons are structured so that every pupil is engaged and is able to reach their full potential. Challenges and problem solving activities are chosen through assessment for learning and children have an input into choosing the challenge that is right for them; this is guided by the teacher who will agree the child’s choice or suggest another challenge. Children are able to and indeed encouraged to move between challenges to ensure they remain most appropriate.

The school's calculation policy: outlining how we teach maths across the different year groups

Some helpful and fun maths-based web-sites