At Middleforth we follow a mastery approach to maths which is rooted in the White Rose Maths Scheme of work.

We believe that a high-quality Maths education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. We strive to promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion.


Our school curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Children are encouraged to use a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach to their learning. This means that children use a variety of manipulatives and physical resources to first explore a concept before moving to using drawings and diagrams and finally to written calculations and jottings.

Following the mastery approach to maths means that children move through learning together ensuring that they can reason and problem solve with confidence. We encourage discussion of our thinking that allows children to deepen their understanding.

If you have any questions regarding the Maths curriculum, please contact Mrs Rushton.

These aims are in line with the National Curriculum aims.

Please see our overview for maths units


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