Maths Subject Curriculum Statement


Here at Folly Hill Infant school, we teach mathematics so that our pupils develop their understanding and enjoyment. As a school, we have adopted the ‘mastery’ approach to our planning and teaching of maths, where we aim to develop deep mathematical understanding through the use of concrete (practical) apparatus. Where possible we apply maths to everyday life. As we feel maths is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Our ultimate aim is for our children to become inquisitive, independent and enthusiastic learners.


The teaching of maths at Folly Hill allows all children to achieve academically but also to believe they can do it. Growth Mindset is used to promote self-belief and enable confidence. All lessons are carefully planned allowing the whole class to access the same lesson, whilst ensuring learning is personalised via support or challenge. The majority of children progress through the curriculum content at the same pace. Significant time is spent developing deep knowledge of the key ideas that are needed to underpin future learning. This ensures that all can master concepts before moving to the next part of the curriculum sequence. If a pupil fails to grasp a concept or procedure, this is identified quickly and early intervention ensures the pupil is ready to move forward with the whole class in the next lesson. Teachers use precise questioning in class to test conceptual and procedural knowledge and assess children regularly to identify those requiring intervention, so that all children keep up. Children’s explanations and their proficiency in articulating mathematical reasoning, with the precise use of mathematical vocabulary, are supported through the use of stem sentences provided by the teacher. Small steps in progression ensure that children are always making links to prior learning and building on previous understanding. Each new concept is practised and embedded via varied fluency, then reasoning and problem solving ensure a deep understanding of the methodologies within the maths. To ensure whole consistency and progression, the school uses the nationally recognised White Rose Maths scheme. The White Rose curriculum is a cumulative curriculum, so that once a topic is covered, it is met many times again in other contexts. For example, place value is revisited in addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. The curriculum is designed to have an emphasis on number, with a large proportion of time spent reinforcing number to build competency. Alongside maths lessons, children’s learning is further supported by access to a range of resources, including Times Tables Rock Stars, Numbots and The Folly Hill maths library. A great importance is put on these within Folly Hill, encouraging practise as home learning as well as within school. We believe that the outdoors has great value as an accessible and relevant resource for maths and try to incorporate outdoor learning wherever possible.


Regular and ongoing assessment informs teaching, as well as intervention, to support and enable the success of each child. These factors ensure that we are able to maintain high standards, with achievement at the end of KS1 well above the national average, as well an increasingly high proportion of children demonstrating greater depth, at the end of each phase. Pupil voice shows that children are unanimously positive about Maths. Challenge and resilience was a key theme of discussions, with many of the children saying that working on difficult problems, not giving up and challenging themselves were their favourite parts of their Maths lessons at school. Ultimately. Children are able to link their learning to solve real-life problems.


 Year 1 Autumn Scheme of Learning              Year 1 Spring Scheme of Learning                 Year 1 Summer Scheme of Learning

Year 2 Autumn Scheme of Learning               Year 2 Spring Scheme of learning                  Year 2 Summer Scheme of Learning


Maths Progression Maps

Statistics * Alegbra * Geometry * Measurement * Fractions * Multiplication and Division * Addition and Subtraction * Place Value