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 and Development

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. This year (2023-24), we have begun the developing phase. This is embedding some of the Readiness across particular year groups, ready to roll out to others next year. 

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 we encourage the children to practise their basic number skills/facts using One Minute Maths, which can be downloaded via the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Kindle.


In year 1 onwards, we set weekly maths homework via DoodleLearning. This is a great programme that also sets children work by an algorithm, which sets them personal targets according to their gaps. Each child has a personal login and homework will be set based on their learning in lessons from that week. We celebrate children's achievements within their classes. Each class sets rewards the children can earn for their participation. 

Number Day

This year we took part in the NSPCC's Number Day (Feb 2nd). We dressed up with anything related to maths and did fun activities in our maths lessons. 


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. 

Redhill Activities


Redhill invite us to many events, but maths has to be one of our favourites. Select children are invited to take part in particular maths days. This event was Pi Day (3.14). The children learned about the relationship between the circumference and diameter of a circle and cracked the code in a Murder Mystery style activity. They had lots of fun. 

Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.