Oldswinford C of E Primary School

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Maths Vision 

To foster curiosity and a love of maths, so that all children believe they can achieve and be successful in the next stages of their learning and life.


In school, each year group follows the White Rose Maths scheme (version 3) to sequence learning in their Maths lessons throughout each term. Version 3's progressive steps are clear, include more direct revisiting of previous years’ work to close gaps caused by the pandemic and align even more closely with the DFE’s ready-to-progress criteria.


EYFS and KS1 children also follow the Mastering Number programme. This project aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. 


In order to see how we teach each of the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, please see our Calculation Policy for detailed examples and guidance. 

Mastery Readiness

In Autumn 2022/23, we started the Mastery Readiness journey, working closely with the NCETM and our local MathsHub. We are working with specialists to ensure our systems and cultures are conducive to a teaching for mastery approach

Maths Yearly Overviews

Our yearly overviews are set by White Rose however, the teachers have the ability to change the order of some of the units if it meets the needs of their class: extra time is needed on a unit; in preparation for SATs; due to year group performance rehearsals . All of our units are sequenced and progressive, year on year. 

Maths Interventions

All of our children have access to the National Curriculum through high quality teaching of the White Rose scheme. However, some children may need additional support/interventions to help to bridge gaps in their learning. To assist with this, we use Plus One, The Power of 2, Five Minute Box and Mastering Number. 


In reception and year 1 we encourage the children to practise their number skills using One Minute Maths, which can be downloaded via the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Kindle.


In year 2 onwards, we set weekly maths homework via Mathletics. Each child has a personal login and homework will be set based on their learning in lessons from that week. We celebrate children receiving certificates each week on our Mad4Mathletics board in our hall. To get their name on the board they have to get 1000 points in a week. When they receive a gold certificate, they are presented with a Wispa Gold.  

World Maths Day

This year World Maths Day is Wednesday 8th March. We will be taking part in the World Mathletics Competition and each class will be learning about a famous mathematician: Katherine Johnson, Benjamin Banneker,

Ada Lovelace, Rene Descartes, Archimedees of Syracuse, Alan Turing and Muhammad ibn Mus al-Khwarizmi. They will do some fun maths activities based on the information they have found out about them. 


Learning times tables can be fun. The best way to learn them is through songs: play them in the car, download them to your devices, sing them in the park!

2x table Cover of Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling

3x table Cover of Moana's How Far I'll Go

4x table Cover of Taron Egerton's I'm Still Standing

5x table Cover of Lil Nas X's Old Town Road

6x table Cover of Taylor Swift's Shake It Off

7x table Cover of Pharrell Williams' Happy

8x table Cover of Adele's Rolling In The Deep

9x table Cover of Ed Sheeran's Shivers

10x table Cover of Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do

11x table Numberocks' 11 Times Tables Rap

12x table Ed Sheeran's Perfect

Maths Championships

This February, some of the children in year 5 and 6 took part in the local Maths Championships. Although we didn’t qualify in our heat, the children had a great time solving problems and working collaboratively as a team. 

Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.