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Maths Curriculum

Leadership of Maths at Grove Primary School.

Accountable: Miss Lucy Fayers

Responsible: Ms Louise Creed, Mrs Danielle Gillings

Our Ethos for Mathematical Learning at Grove 

At Grove Primary School, our children are able to reason mathematically, solve problems and develop fluency in their understanding of number through a number rich environment. Children are enabled to progress stage by stage at a pace that is appropriate to them, allowing for deeper conceptual understanding and fluency.

Key Principles - Our key pillars

Within our Maths Curriculum, we aim for each of our Maths sessions to support the children with the following principles of their learning.

Pillars of Mathematical Learning

In Maths:
  • Children acquire and practice key skills including; arithmetic, times tables etc.

  • Have opportunities to develop fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills.


We also strongly believe children learn best when there is a shift from short term memory to long term memory. For this reason, our Maths curriculum includes opportunities to ensure depth of learning


When possible and appropriate curriculum links are developed, maths will be explored and applied across the whole curriculum and children will be able to apply knowledge and skills across the curriculum.


The National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014) 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.


We aspire for children to leave Grove Primary with a skill set that enables them to reason and problem solve in a  technologically evolving world, ensuring they are confident to tackle any mathematical challenges they may face. As such, our whole school environment enables children to use a range of resources and encourages independent reasoning and problem solving. All children (from Nursery to Year 6) are encouraged to use concrete and pictorial representations to show, prove and explain their abstract thoughts and mathematical working. This also develops a conceptual understanding that enables children to transfer their mathematical skills into real life contexts.