St Andrew's CE First School


Maths is a daily lesson that has an emphasis on practical and mental strategies to ensure a full understanding of concepts by pupils before recording takes place.

Mathematics is drawn upon in many aspects of our daily lives. Our aim is to equip children with an essential set of tools to succeed in the world. These are logical thinking, problem solving and the ability to think in abstract ways.

Our teaching of Mathematics seeks to develop the children’s ability to be confident and competent with numbers, shapes and measures. It requires an understanding of the number system, a repertoire of computational skills and an ability to solve problems in a variety of contexts. 

Mathematics also demands practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered by counting and measuring, and is communicated in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables. Teachers aim to develop these skills through a progression of daily lessons incorporating concrete apparatus and pictorial representations, building up the children’s understanding towards using the more abstract approaches.

Following the National Curriculum and using the White Rose Maths programme as a basis for our Mathematics teaching, we aim to incorporate reasoning and problem solving throughout in order for our children to achieve mastery in the key concepts of Mathematics appropriate for their age group.

At St Andrew's there is a 2 year rolling programme that takes account of the children being taught in mixed age classes in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4). 

Sept 2023 to July 2024 is Year B; Sept 2024 to July 2025 will be Year A

maths long term plan and medium term plans 2023.pdf