How maths links to our school vision.

Together we learn: 

Our curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils master the fundamental concepts of mathematics in order to:

  • 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 looking for patterns and relationships, connecting ideas, reasoning logically, explaining, conjecturing and proving. 
  •  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.  

Together we grow: 

Our curriculum for mathematics aims to give all children a solid foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. Good mathematicians can communicate their ideas effectively with others, so we aim to give children the experiences and tools necessary to problem-solve alone and with others, defend their ideas and express their thinking in a variety of ways.



Together we flourish: 

Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Our curriculum for mathematics aims to equip all children with the confidence and curiosity to apply mathematics across different subjects and contexts, to continue learning mathematics successfully in the next stage and beyond, and to go on to use and explore mathematics not just for everyday life, but also for the sheer pleasure of it.

Phrases in italics are taken from the National Curriculum for Maths.


Intent (Learn).
To provide a maths curriculum that supports and develops learning – a curriculum that results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, so that all pupils know more, remember more and understand more. This is applicable across all strands of the mathematics curriculum matching the expectations set out in the National Curriculum; thus enabling all children to reach their full potential and setting strong foundations for their future education.

To provide opportunities across all curricular areas for development and implementation of mathematical skills and concepts. To allow maths to be used in all areas of the school curriculum and to apply their knowledge in a variety of subjects and differing scenarios.

To build a curriculum that develops a life-long love of maths for all children. We intend to develop a love of maths through making learning meaningful and relevant to their lives. Cross-curricular opportunities will enhance this and give maths meaning and relevance enabling children to know more, remember more and understand more.


Implementation (Grow).

Maths is planned for following the EYFS Framework and the KS1/KS2 National Curriculum.

For more information about the mathematics expectations for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 please click on this link;

At Christ Church we follow the NCTEM scheme.  Follow this link for more information

At every opportunity, maths is implemented into other subjects to ensure skills taught in maths are transferable to other subjects.
Teachers’ plan to allow children to use transferable mathematical knowledge in other subjects across the whole curriculum.

Teachers devise well planned, thought-out lessons ensuring children are given opportunities to apply and see relevance in what they are doing.
Teachers use a variety of resources and strategies which are  geared towards each individual child. Cross-curricular opportunities are used to engage learners.  Physical manipulatives are used to help children deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts. Expressing mathematical ideas orally helps children to build communication skills. Teaching children specific mathematical vocabulary encourages precision and further deepens understanding.

Impact (Flourish).

Children will make at least good progress in maths from their last point of statutory assessment. Children will demonstrate that they know more,
remember more and understand more, by applying it to other areas of the curriculum.

Children will be able to recall mathematical understanding and apply it, when necessary, to other areas of the curriculum and in their daily lives.
Evidence in books will show that children are able to transfer mathematical skills and knowledge across the curriculum.

Pupils talk enthusiastically about maths and can see purpose and relevance (pupil conferencing, book looks and lesson observations).