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Our Maths Intent


At St James Church School we aim to develop children as confident mathematicians, who have the ability to apply their learning in context and develop a love of the subject.


As a school we are on a mathematical journey and use a variety of schemes and resources to support the teaching of the Maths National Curriculum. We currently use the NCETM Curriculum Prioritisation scheme in Years 1-3 focusing on the teaching of mastery embedding fundamental skills within  our Maths curriculum . We have chosen to follow the  White Rose Maths Hub Schemes of Learning for years 4, 5 and 6 to aid the progression and consolidate understanding, applying these skills in a variety of contexts.

We use the long term overviews to guide our planning process and always adapt our planning to suit the needs of the learners in the class to develop fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills as well as addressing any misconceptions.

To ensure the children's understanding of key mathematical concepts is fully developed and supported we follow a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach to our Calculation Policy. 

We also recognise the importance of children developing strong mental maths skills and they are supported in this through our Whole School Times Table plan, arithmetic tests and exciting activities.

Phonics of Maths  

We use a separate 15 minute session of Maths throughout the week to aid mental calculation and support mathematical progress.

In Reception and KS1 we follow the NCETM Mastering of Number Approach to consolidate our understanding of number and embed the building blocks of Maths .

This is built on throughout KS2 in our Phonics of Maths sessions to consolidate our understanding of mathematical concepts .

Maths Frame - Lots of free games to support Maths

Times Tables Rock Stars – Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)

Times Tables (Y2 onwards)

Times Tables are an extremely important element of Mathematics . Children experience step counting from Year 1 onwards and are formally introduced to times tables in Year 2. By the end of Year 4 all children need to be able to recall their times tables up to 12 x 12 and will put their skills to the test in the MTC check.

We use a variety of methods to support and track progress of the children's rapid recall of multiplication and division facts . Using Step Counting and Times Table booklets to support recall and understanding throughout years 3, 4 and 5, consolidating key skills and facts in year 6 using Numeracy Ninjas. 

Times Table Progression


Maths Planning

maths long term plan 2022 2023.pdf


eyfs mathematics progression.pdf


 Vocabulary Progression

 Ideas for Maths at Home

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6