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  • Through our implementation of the 2014 National Curriculum for Mathematics, we ensure that our children:
  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics Are able to reason mathematically
  • Can solve problems by applying their Mathematics

At Brookvale Primary School, these skills are embedded within Mathematics lessons and developed consistently over time. We have recently started to use and follow the ‘Maths – No Problem!’ 2014 scheme for years 1-5. This enables children to build on their learning by following a step-by-step approach to consolidate understanding. As we transition with Maths No Problem our children in Y6 maths are taught using White Rose Hub Materials as part of our scheme of work to ensure coverage. This is complemented with materials from Classroom Secrets, NRich, Sense of Number and Maths Frame.

At Brookvale we are committed to ensuring that every child develops an understanding and love of Maths. We aim to maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic progress through prioritising the mastery of conceptual understanding using real life/ everyday problems in every lesson.

We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to other areas of the curriculum such as science and other subjects. We want children to realise that mathematics has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. We want them to know that it is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and necessary for financial literacy.


Children at Brookvale Primary School have five dedicated maths sessions following the Maths No-Problem! Scheme for years 1-5. Year progression overviews are used within each year group, following the MNP schemes of work.

Lessons begin with an Explore task, facilitating use of questioning to provoke reasoning skills, before moving on to Master where classes discuss the ‘Explore’ task and are taught the knowledge and skills required to understand this. Children are then given opportunities to answer questions with support of their peers or teacher, before completing independent mathematics questions in their individual workbooks.

Each day there is a maths review of prior learning to assess whether children can use a particular strategy.

In KS1 we follow the Master in Number scheme, developed by the NCETM, to promote and develop automaticity and number sense, flexibility and confidence with number. The children in KS1 have four taught sessions a week and one session a week where they apply taught skills, focusing on recall.  In KS2, children complete a daily ‘fluent in 5’ maths task, to develop their mental strategies and to further embed and develop their number sense.

Teacher modelling takes place in each lesson. This enables pupils to work independently on task. Teacher support is given as appropriate. Teaching of new concepts follow the concrete, pictorial, abstract approach to ensure a solid foundation is developed.

Children have access to a range of resources to secure their understanding of concepts through a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach. Practical resources are used to ensure children have solid foundations on which to apply more difficult concepts. Maths lessons include fluency, reasoning and problem-solving opportunities as appropriate. Frequent and varied opportunities are given to ensure pupils can apply their mathematical knowledge and skills within each Maths lesson.

Work undertaken within the Foundation Stage is guided by the requirements and recommendations set out in the Early Years ‘Development Matters’ EYFS document. All children are given ample opportunity to develop their understanding of mathematics. Lessons in the Early Years aim to do this through varied activities that allow children to use, enjoy, explore, practise and talk confidently about mathematics.

Assessment for learning is ongoing throughout the lesson and teaching reflects this. Verbal feedback is provided to pupils throughout the session and used to address any misconceptions immediately. Detailed marking. Reasoning and Arithmetic PUMA papers are used throughout the year to inform the assessment of pupils in line with national expectation for each year group.


All our children arrive with different starting points and all children will achieve their very best possible. They will make progress academically, emotionally, creatively, socially and be able to communicate in a wide variety of ways. They will be able to problem solve and apply their maths in different aspects of their everyday life. Through their experiences, they will be able to access further skills and knowledge and will be prepared for a future of life-long learning.

Maths Calculation Policy 22-23


Maths No Problem Scheme of Work

Year 6 Maths Scheme Overview - WRM

Maths News


Some very brave teachers and children took on a World Cup themed muliplication challenge to kick off our Maths week during assembly. Well done to all the teachers and children who answered many questions and a big congratulations to Zack and Sienna in Y6 for winning the World Cup Multiplication Trophy 2022!