Mathematics at Hemington Primary School

Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected 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, 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 

Our progression is based on ‘White Rose Maths’ small steps and the revised Early Learning Goals for the Early Years Foundation Stage. At the medium term planning stage, we use the June 2020 Mathematics Guidance, Ready-to-Progress Criteria. Teachers can use the guidance to inform decisions on how much teaching time to set aside for the different parts of the curriculum. Teaching time can be weighted towards the ready-to-progress criteria. This guidance is used to ensure that the most important elements that underpin the curriculum are covered at the right time, and to ensure that there is continuity and consistency.

Click here to see our Long Term Plans in Mathematics.


Some helpful documents:

Click here to see our Mathematics Curriculum Progression.

Some useful websites:

Children in Years 1-6 have access to DoodleMaths.

Top Marks (for multiplication facts practice)

BBC Super Movers

BBC Bitesize