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Maths Lead - Miss Greasley

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.

Spring 24 

Year 2 class 6 being hands on making halves and quarters.

In F2 we have been looking at measurements. We looked at the length and height of objects and measured how long they were in cubes.

In Year 1 this half term we have been learning to understand place value in a 2 digit number and partition them into tens and ones. We have been representing numbers using concrete objects.

Year 2 using counters and drawing arrays to find half of amounts, linking to our previous work on dividing by 2.

Year 2 class 6 diving by 5

Year 2 have been using counters and cubes to explore odd and even numbers

Year 2 using repeated addition to support our understanding of multiplication ✖️

Class 6 using Purple Mash to support their maths learning today. We were making and finding various ways to make amounts of 💰

Year 2 using coins to make different amounts of money. Once we found one way we looked for others for the same amount.

Autumn 23

F2 have been comparing the capacity of various containers

Year 2 were counting the number of faces on 3d shapes today and describing the shape of the faces

Year 2 have been learning about lines of symmetry. We drew around shapes, cut them out and folded them to see if they were symmetrical.

As part of our addition and subtraction block, Year 2 have been subtracting two 2-digit numbers by drawing the tens and ones to support us.

Year 1 Class 4 Autumn 2. This half term we have been learning to add and subtract and write our own number sentences. We have been learning about fact families.

In Year 1 we have been learning all about place value within 10. Take a look at the photographs below to see some of the different activities. 

Year 2 using the chrome books to build on our knowledge and understanding of number lines.

Year 2 Class 5 - partitioning two digit numbers in different ways using the base ten equipment and drawings to help us

Year 2 Class 5 writing numbers in words and digits