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Mathematics is important in everyday life and, with this is mind, the purpose of Mathematics at Carterton Primary is to develop an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately. All children are challenged and encouraged to excel in Maths. New mathematical concepts are introduced using a ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ approach; enabling all children to experience hands-on learning when discovering new mathematical topics and allows them to have clear models and images to aid their understanding.


Maths at Carterton: 

  • We utilise the overview of teaching sequences from White Rose (link below) and this allows us to ensure we have coverage of the National Curriculum objectives as well as consistently offering the opportunity for children to develop their reasoning and fluency which are key elements of the National Curriculum. 
  • A range of reasoning resources are used to challenge all children and give them the opportunity to reason with their understanding.
  • Scoop groups and same day/unit interventions are used to support children to ensure children are ready for their next Maths lesson.
  • Children are taught through targeted flexible small group and mixed ability whole class lessons.
  • Lessons use a Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach to guide children through their understanding of mathematical processes. 
  • Where possible, links are made with other subjects across the curriculum to ensure that maths is understood in context.


As a result of our Maths teaching at Carterton you will see:

  • Engaged children who are all challenged.
  • Confident children who can all talk about Maths and their learning and the links between Mathematical topics.
  • Lessons that use a variety of resources to support learning.
  • Different representations of mathematical concepts.
  • Learning that is constantly adapted and monitored to ensure all children make good progress. 



We also subscribe to Times Table Rockstars which allows children to develop their Times Tables knowledge and speed as well as laying down challenges to other staff and children across different classes. Other methods of developing automaticity are also pursued in class throughout the curriculum.


National Curriculum progression in maths

Parents guide to the National Curriculum

Calculation Policy