Maths at North Denes

At North Denes Primary School our maths programme is based on the belief that our ‘abilities’, including mathematical abilities, are neither fixed nor innate, but can be developed through practice, support, dedication and hard work. In short, all children can succeed at mathematics. We believe no child should be left behind and focus on pupils ‘keeping up over catching up’.


In KS1 students follow the Maths Mastery programme which is aligned closely with the new curriculum. In KS2 children are using the Maths Mastery principles, including daily Maths Meetings and Same day Intervention, but are taught with the new curriculum objectives in mind and with the support of ‘Maths No Problem’ materials.
Mathematics is taught mainly as a separate subject but every effort is made to link maths with other areas of the curriculum. We try and identify the mathematical possibilities across the curriculum at the planning stage.

The teaching of maths at North Denes provides opportunities for:
• Group work
• Paired work
• Whole class teaching
• Individual work

Pupils engage in:
• The development of mental strategies
• Written methods
• Practical work
• Investigational work
• Problem- solving
• Reasoning through discussion
• Maths meetings
• Same day interventions.


Please see below for the Maths program of study for each Year Group:

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6