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Maths at Bosbury



Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child’s ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of Mathematics.


The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in Mathematics lessons. Our principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in Mathematics. We do this through a daily lesson that has a high proportion of whole-class and group-direct teaching in Key Stage 1 and 2. During these lessons we encourage children to ask as well as answer mathematical questions. They have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources such as number lines, number squares, Numicon and small apparatus to support their work. Mathematical dictionaries are available in all classrooms. Children use ICT in Mathematics lessons where it will enhance their learning, as in modelling ideas and methods. We encourage the children to use and apply their learning in everyday situations.


It is our aim in maths to:


  • Offer a broad and balanced curriculum

  • To develop children’s confidence and competence with numbers and measures

  • To present maths in an exciting and challenging way

  • To develop children’s ability to apply their skills in problem solving and practical activities

  • To ensure that children learn to record their work in an appropriate manner

  • To ensure that children are confident in using technical vocabulary to explain their reasoning

  • To help children realise that numeracy is relevant in many aspects of their lives and in their immediate environment


We do this by:

  • Making maths lessons fun and engaging

  • Teaching daily mathematics lessons,

  • Providing opportunities for interactive oral work with the whole class and groups

  • Placing an emphasis on mental calculation

  • Differentiating work to meet the needs of individuals and groups, with all pupils engaged in mathematics

  • Empowering the children to self differentiate through our 'Ready, Steady, Go' system

  • Making school maths true to real life

  • Ensuring the children build their maths concepts through the use models, images and problem solving opportunities.


Key documents related to Maths

  The Bosbury Calculation Policy

  Calculation Guide for Parents (Coming soon)

  Long term maths plans


2018 - 2019 Long term plans

As of September 2018 we are adapting our approach to Maths by adopting the WRMH long term plans. The White Rose Maths planning is a national project designed to provide schools with the most up to date processes and procedures in Mathematics teaching and learning.  


  Mixed age long term plans

  Single age long term plans



Skill Progression in Maths 

The below documents are designed for school staff but may be useful for parents and carers.

(Links to be activated soon)

  Stage 1

  Stage 2

  Stage 3

  Stage 4

  Stage 5

  Stage 6



Maths meeting materials

  Reception and KS1 meeting Powerpoint

  Lower KS2 meeting Powerpoint (Years 3 and 4)

  Upper KS2 meeting Powerpoint (Years 5 and 6)


 A parents Guide to the National Curriculum

  A Complete Guide for Parents