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Maths at Stockbridge Village Primary


  • To develop a positive attitude towards mathematics and an appreciation of its importance in everyday life.
  • To ensure that all pupils acquire a deep understanding of mathematical concepts, fluency in skills, and the ability to reason mathematically.
  • To provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, and differentiated to meet the needs of all learners.
  • To foster a love for problem-solving, critical thinking, and mathematical creativity.


Our school follows the 2014 National Curriculum for Maths. We use the White Rose Maths scheme as a basis for our planning, with additional resources to support the implementation of mathematical concepts. Lessons are structured to include opportunities for fluency, reasoning, and problem-solving.


At Stockbridge Village primary school, the intent for maths is to provide a curriculum that is ambitious, well-sequenced, and leads to strong outcomes for all pupils. The curriculum is designed to ensure that all pupils develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts, are able to reason mathematically, and solve problems effectively. The intent is to foster a love for maths, develop a growth mindset, and promote resilience in tackling mathematical challenges.


The implementation of the maths curriculum at Stockbridge Village is characterised by high-quality teaching that is carefully planned and well-paced. Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and use a range of teaching strategies to actively engage all pupils in their learning. Scaffolding is embedded within lessons to meet the needs of all learners, including those with special educational needs or disabilities and those who are disadvantaged.

The use of manipulatives, visual representations, and real-life contexts is common practice to enhance understanding and make mathematical concepts more concrete for pupils. Problem-solving and reasoning are woven throughout the curriculum, with opportunities provided for pupils to apply their knowledge to new and unfamiliar situations. Formative assessment is used effectively to identify gaps in understanding and inform future planning.

Collaboration between staff members ensures consistency in the delivery of the curriculum, with regular opportunities for professional development to enhance teaching practice. The school promotes a positive attitude towards maths, celebrating achievements and providing support where needed. Pupils are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and are provided with opportunities to engage with maths in a variety of contexts beyond the classroom.


At Stockbridge Village, the impact of the maths curriculum is evident in the strong progress made by all pupils, regardless of their starting points. Pupils should achieve well in national assessments and demonstrate a deep and secure understanding of key mathematical concepts. They can articulate their reasoning and approach problem-solving tasks with confidence.

Attitudes towards maths are overwhelmingly positive, with pupils showing enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to tackle challenging problems. Pupils demonstrate resilience in the face of difficulties and can work collaboratively to find solutions. Gaps in knowledge are quickly addressed through targeted support, ensuring that all pupils succeed.

Parents and carers are actively involved in their children’s mathematical journey, receiving regular updates on progress and ways to support learning at home. The school fosters a culture of high expectations and aspiration, ensuring that all pupils are well-prepared for the next stage of their education.

In conclusion, an outstanding primary school excels in its intent, implementation, and impact of the maths curriculum, providing a solid foundation for pupils to succeed both academically and in their future endeavours.

Please see the documents for Long Term Sequences and calculation policies.

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