Mount Pleasant Primary School


Curriculum Subject Lead - Mrs M Phillips

Our mathematics curriculum is planned to develop strong, secure foundations in basic mathematical skills.

We teach the National Curriculum for mathematics which aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions

To do this we use The White Rose Hub teaching long-term schemes of work, assessment modules and lesson resources. This approach aims to support our school philosophy in mathematics to 'Linger Longer.'

This involves teaching units of work for extended periods to develop a mastery, fluency and secure conceptual understanding. 

We use a 'Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract' (CPA) approach throughout our teaching; this allows children to explore resources and manipulatives in lessons. When they are ready they will move onto use pictures and diagrams to demonstrate their learning. Finally they will use informal and formal methods for calculations.

Mathematics Curriculum

Autumn Term 2023

 Spring Term 2024

Summer Term 2024