Maths Curriculum


Maths - Curriculum Intent


At Woodley CofE we believe that maths is an important discipline which helps children and adults understand and change the world. Our intent is to help our children become confident mathematicians who recognise the significance of maths in the ‘real world’ and who are self-aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. We aim to foster a positive attitude to the subject and to help our children develop their fluency and reasoning skills as they move through our school. We teach mathematical concepts through small manageable steps and encourage our children to recognise mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of their learning journey. In our school the majority of children will be taught the maths skills and concepts designated for their year group, but we recognise that flexibility will be needed to support those with additional needs.


At Woodley CofE Primary School, we aim to foster the following characteristics in our pupils during Maths lessons:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.
  • have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately to be successful in mathematics. 
Expected Opportunities - National Curriculum
M1 M2 M3
Know and use numbers Add and subtract Multiply and divide
This concept involves understanding the number system and how they are used in a wide variety of mathematical ways. This concept involves understanding both the concepts and processes of addition and subtraction. This concept involves understanding both the concepts and processes of multiplication and division.
M4 M5 M6
Use fractions Understand the properties of shapes Describe position, direction and movement
This concept involves understanding the concept of part and whole and ways of calculating using it. This concept involves recognising the names and properties of geometric shapes and angles. This concept involves recognising various types of mathematical movements.
M7 M8 M9
Use measures Use statistics Use algebra
This concept involves becoming familiar with a range of measures, devices used for measuring and calculations. This concept involves interpreting, manipulating and presenting data in various ways. This concept involves recognising mathematical properties and relationships using symbolic representations.
Maths Curriculum Progression
Please take some time to look at the Knowledge and Skills that your child will be taught from YR - Y6 during Maths sessions.
Milestone 0 is for the 4 - 5 year old children in our Reception Classes (EYFS)
Milestone 1 is for the 5 - 7 year old children in Y1 & Y2 Classes (KS1)
Milestone 2 is for the 7 - 9 year old children in Y3 & Y4 Classes (LKS2)
Milestone 3 is for the 9 - 11 year old children in Y5 & Y6 Classes (UKS2)