Curriculum – Mathematics

Our Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement for Maths

The rights and dignity of our children are at the heart of everything we do, every decision we and they make and every driver for making progress and helping our children to develop as responsible, valued global citizens who want to make a positive contribution to their and our world.

In our school it is our intent that we help children to develop resilience, perseverance, autonomy and focus. Our children learn that they are valued and valuable, they are independent people in their own right and they have the power to do wonderful, amazing things at every stage of every day.

Every one of our children is a unique individual with their own strengths, aptitudes, interests and dreams. As a school community we will endeavour to support each child to make the most of every opportunity we offer.

We provide enriching experiences to engage learners and in designing and developing our curriculum we have taken into consideration

  • how children learn and remember; progress means knowing more and remembering more
  • what our children need to succeed in life; the cultural capital they need to make aspirational choices and succeed beyond their time at Wingate Primary School.

The key drivers for our curriculum are:

Ambition and aspiration

Resilience and courage

Autonomy and independence

Perseverance and solution finding

Intent Statement

‘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 mathematical education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the power and beauty of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.’ (DfE 2013)

As is stated above Maths is essential for everyday life and our understanding of this area is essential for the development of our world and our children’s quality of life. At Wingate Primary School we believe that all children deserve the opportunity to engage and learn key Mathematical concepts that will help to develop their understanding and appreciation of the wider world. We believe that all children should be allowed to investigate, question and appreciate all aspects of the Maths curriculum to help support their wider understanding of the world around them.


We aim to ensure a high standard of teaching and learning in Maths by providing our children with daily opportunities to learn and implement their Maths skills throughout the school day.

All teachers are encouraged to develop their own understanding through regular staff meetings/CPD as well as annual peer reviews of the subject.

Planning is in line with White Rose materials which aims to provide children with opportunities to master fluency, reasoning and problem solving activities within lessons and activities throughout school. This planning ensures all National Curriculum objectives are covered and clear progression is evident between each year group.

A good solid understanding of number is integral to aiding the children’s understanding of key mathematical concepts. At Wingate Primary School we aim to provide our children with numerous opportunities to explore the concept of number through a variety representations including pictoral, abstract and concrete. We aim to encourage all children regardless of background or circumstance that they have the ability to master the concept of number to help their understanding of wider mathematical concepts. Our whole school approach to the teaching of Maths includes the following:

  • All lessons will include different elements of mastery teaching including fluency, reasoning and problem solving activities.
  • All children will be provided with a variety of representations to help develop their mathematical understanding including pictorial and physical manipulatives.
  • Our curriculum is progressive. We build upon the learning and skill development of the previous years. Teachers identify misconceptions that need addressing at the start of each unit of work.
  • Key vocabulary is reinforced throughout the day and not just limited to Maths lessons.
  • All children are provided with opportunities to develop their Maths skills at home with access to online materials to support their learning.
  • Links with PSHE allows the children to use their Mathematical understanding and apply this to real world scenarios to help develop their appreciation of roles and responsibilities in the wider world.
  • We plan for problem solving and real life opportunities that enable children to find out for themselves. Children are encouraged to ask their own questions and be given opportunities to use their Maths skills and research to discover the answers. This curiosity is celebrated within the classroom. Planning involves teachers creating practical, engaging lessons with opportunities for regular, precise questioning in class to assess conceptual knowledge and skills, and to identify those children with gaps in learning.

All children in school have a login to EdShed, which is an online tool to help support spelling, reading and Maths. Children are allocated weekly or termly assignments to be completed linked to either their learning objectives or a longer term goal such as timetables. Children are also free to browse the site and are encouraged to complete activities linked to their learning.

Click here to access the Edshed platform:

Edshed parent guide:

Maths Shed parent guide:

In school the children use White Rose maths planning and resources.  Below you will find a link to the parent resources on the White Rose website.  These can be used to support your child’s learning.

White Rose website:

For younger children the BBC series Numberblocks can be used to help support their understanding of number.  Please see the link below to access Numberblock episodes.

If you require any further information or need support with your child’s login please contact Mr Fleming.



The promotion of a language rich Maths curriculum is essential to the successful acquisition of knowledge and understanding in Maths education and the wider world. Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings to understand Maths education and core mathematical concepts and to use these skills across the curriculum. At Wingate Primary School we follow the White Rose Scheme Of Learning to help provide our children with access to a variety of different mathematical activities including abstract, pictoral and reasoning & problem solving.  Vocabulary is an essential part of each lesson and as such terminology is taken from the national-curriculum-glossary.   To help support children’s use of vocabulary within maths, lessons include the use of STEM sentences (verbal sentences spoken by the teacher and copied by the children to identify a fact and supporting evidence e.g. ‘I know that __ because ___’). These words are part of a whole host of work aimed at narrowing the vocabulary gap for our children. As a school we aim to expose all children to a broad range of vocabulary and provide them with the skills to use and apply these.


The impact of our Maths curriculum is that children at Wingate Primary school enjoy Maths and this supports their development as individuals throughout their primary years. Our children understand that Maths is a key concept that they will require in their future as well as in school. Our aim for Maths is to enable our children to tackle a range of challenges and problems in their later lives with necessary skills and resilience to help them overcome any task that is presented to them. Children will have a richer vocabulary which will enable them to articulate their understanding of taught concepts.

Pupil Voice

‘I like really tricky Maths. Come and look at our number blocks’ Krishna
‘We need to learn Maths to help us when we’re older’ Henry
We need to learn Maths to help us in our jobs in the future. For example a shopkeeper needs to be able to add amounts and work out how much the customer owes’ Maddie 
‘I like addition and subtraction, especially numbers in the hundreds’ Riley
‘I like learning about part/whole models as it helps us to solve the questions’ Emie
‘Maths helps us to learn’ Josh
‘I’ve liked learning about shapes and particularly finding angles using a protractor. I love football and there are plenty of angles on a football pitch’ James
‘I like multiplication problems. I know this will be important when I’m older.’ Elsie
‘I liked learning about decimals as this will be useful when understanding money in the future’ Antonio
‘I like learning about times tables as they will be useful when i’m older such as being an accountant’ Charlie

Celebrating Maths

Maths Curriculum Overview