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At Woodston Primary School we want to create:

• confident, skilful mathematicians who can expertly and independently apply their knowledge and understanding.

• individuals who have a life-long love of mathematics.

A high-quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world and the ability to reason mathematically. This will foster a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. It enables the opportunity for that ‘Eureka’ moment, with an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics. It is essential to everyday life, opens the doors to science, technology and engineering, and is necessary for all forms of employment.

In conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our mathematics approach builds and develops opportunities for children to:


  • 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.




  • We use White Rose Maths, a mathematics mastery approach. The schemes of learning provide support and guidance for the sequencing of mathematics units and small steps. The teaching PowerPoints and videos are used alongside resources which include varied fluency, problem solving and reasoning questions.


White Rose have produced a 1-minute maths app which focuses on building number confidence and fluency.