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Hillside Infant School

Hillside Infant School

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A high-quality mathematics education provides a 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.




  • To provide a hands on approach to Mathematics  allowing children to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of different forms through concrete objects, pictorial representations and abstract learning. 
  • To become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practise with increasingly complex problems in order to apply knowledge accurately. 
  • To reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. 
  • To solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence by breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.



As a school, we are following the White Rose scheme of work, which supports children to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving. White Rose takes on a mastery approach which allows the opportunity to demonstrate mathematical understanding in a variety of different forms. We encourage and promote talking opportunities for children to verbalise their understanding and support their peers with their learning. With the school taking on a mastery approach, all children are expected to have a deep understanding of the Maths they are learning. Children should, in theory, be able to move through topics at the same pace. Children are challenged to think deeply and understand concepts at a rational level. 


Mental arithmetic - As children go through the school, there will be a greater focus on mental arithmetic. Children in KS1 will develop these skills daily by practising them in their Maths lessons. Lessons should be structured to incorporate questions at the beginning of each lesson. 

Targets - Targets have been designed to help children fill in gaps in their learning. They are sent home for parents to support and continue their learning at home. They focus on the key concepts of Maths, which enable children to build their confidence and apply their learning. 

Home work - Homework is sent bi weekly and focuses on previous and current learning. It is important to revisit previous topics to ensure children are having constant exposure and are recapping on methods learnt. 

Assessment -To ensure children have understood the main concepts of a topic, they will be given an end of topic assessment allowing them to apply their knowledge. White rose provide these assessments which are tailored to ...

Track progress using the year group and small step trackers - Progress made throughout the topics will be tracked using the year group and small step trackers. This allows teaching staff to quickly identify any gaps within a year group and revisit concepts to address and correct any misconceptions.


Parents as partners

At the beginning of each academic year, children are provided with home packs that should support and further develop their mathematical learning at home. Homework provided reinforces fresh learning to deepen understanding. Each year we deliver workshops to help support parents on all aspects of maths. This is followed by the opportunity for parents to come and immerse themselves in a Maths lesson during ‘learning together mornings’. We recognise children’s hard work and celebrate their achievement through rewards such as certificates.


Year 2 maths