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The intent of our mathematics curriculum is to provide children with a foundation for understanding number, reasoning, thinking logically and problem solving with resilience so that they are fully prepared for the future. It is essential that these keystones of Mathematics are embedded throughout all strands of the National Curriculum. By adopting a Mastery approach, it is also intended that all children, regardless of their starting point, will maximise their academic achievement and leave Lugwardine Primary Academy with an appreciation and enthusiasm for Maths, resulting in a lifelong positive relationship with number.​ 


  • We ensure that we deliver a high-quality maths curriculum that is both challenging and enjoyable. ​ 

  • We want children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning, and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. ​ 

  • We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects. ​ 

  • We want them to know that maths is essential to everyday life and that our children are confident mathematicians who are not afraid to take risks. ​ 

  • Fully develop independent learners with inquisitive minds who have secure mathematical foundations and an interest in self-improvement. 



Maths planning and teaching is based on the White Rose progression materials. Our implementation is developed through secure understanding of the curriculum and subject area. ​ 


  • By using a variety of planning resources, we believe that we provide a bespoke teaching and learning experience that is designed to interest, inform, and inspire our children. ​ 

  • Using prior knowledge as a starting point for all future planning and teaching, we plan lessons which are required for all pupils to make good progress. ​ 

  • Lessons are engaging and follow a cycle of planning, to ensure that we can evidence progress over short and long periods of time. ​ 

  •  Maths lessons are designed with a concrete, pictorial and abstract (CPA) approach, providing our pupils with the scaffolding required to access the learning at all levels. ​ 

  • We place a large emphasis on pupil engagement and design lessons which involve all pupils using questioning and modelling at the centre of every lesson. ​ 

  • To implement our intent, we ensure that our children are invested in their learning and are making a positive contribution to their lessons.​ 



  • A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when a child can show it in multiple ways, using the mathematical language to explain their ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations. ​ 

  • Children demonstrate quick recall of facts and procedures. This includes the recollection of the times tables. ​ 

  • The flexibility and fluidity to move between different contexts and representations of mathematics. ​ 

  • The ability to recognise relationships and make connections in mathematics. ​ 

  • Children show confidence in believing that they will achieve. ​ 

  • Children show a high level of pride in the presentation and understanding of the work.​ 


Golden Threads

  • Understanding concepts 

  • Fluency in calculations 

  • Problem solving skills 

  • Reasoning skills 

  • Application and confidence