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The National Curriculum for Mathematics intends to ensure that all pupils:


1. 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.

2. Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

3. Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking problems down into a series of simpler steps and persevering to find the solution. Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas.


The programme of study is organised, by necessity, into distinct topics or blocks, however children will make connections across these blocks or topics using their mathematical ideas to develop their fluency, reasoning and ability to solve problems. 

Here at Phoenix Infant and Nursery School, our curriculum ensures that children apply mastery skills.

We follow the White Rose Maths scheme, that uses a mastery approach and deepens the understanding to ensure that pupils can extend their fluency, reasoning and problems solving.  

Children should also apply their mathematical knowledge to other subjects such as Science.


The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programme of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress will always be based on the security of pupils' understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp new concepts rapidly should be challenged by being offered rich mastery and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding through scaffolding, additional practice and interventions.

Summer term maths in year 2. We have started to learn about fractions today we were using counters to half. Also looking at halving an odd numbers

Spring Term 2023

Class 3 have looked at measuring and using cubes the measure the lengths of different objects.

Class 5 have started their work on multiplication by adding equal groups. Today we were using counters to solve repeated addition number sentences and tomorrow we will build on this to use the multiplication sign.

Learning about number bonds to 20 in class 3.

Great start to the Spring term for Year 2. 2D shapes counting sides.

We have been very busy learning new mathematical vocabulary in F2. We have been exploring the words: Heavy, light, full, empty, half full, plus, add, equals, altogether. Look at the amazing learning we have been doing this term!

Autumn Term 2022

Class 6 working out missing number problems using addition and subtraction. This is the last lesson of our addition and subtraction learning before we move on to 2D and 3D shapes.

Year 2 have been using their place value knowledge to subtract two 2 digit numbers by drawing the tens and ones to help them.

In class 3 we have been practising our number bonds within 10!

Great addition in year 2 using our place value knowledge to support.

Autumn Term: This term in F2 we have been exploring numbers to 10, using the vocabulary more and less, exploring repeating patterns and identifying 2d shapes. Here are some of the activities we took part in.