Mathematics at Chad Vale Primary School

The purpose of teaching of mathematics is to develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity around mathematics whilst enabling each pupil to develop the essential mathematical skills and understanding required for later life.


Teachers use the age-related expectations from The National Curriculum 2014 to plan lessons which are knowledge rich, support the transfer of skills and inspire children to reach their full potential as they deepen their understanding during their learning journey from Reception to Year 6.


Our aim at Chad Vale is for pupils:


  • to have a sound understanding and be fluent in all areas of mathematics

  • to build on their knowledge and understanding from Reception through to Year 6

  • to develop their conceptual understanding and ability to recall and apply their mathematics knowledge rapidly

  • to develop resilience so that they are able to reason and solve problems with increasing confidence


  • The White Rose Maths (WRM) framework is used to guide and support teachers with their planning. 

  • As a framework, WRM is used for guidance; teachers adapt lessons and pupil work based on the needs of their children.  

  • Sequences of learning are planned to help children develop and refine their maths skills.

  • Work is set to help children achieve the lesson objective before moving onto varied fluency, reasoning and problem-solving activities. 

  • Work is differentiated to meet the needs of their pupils.

  • By following WRM lesson objectives are repeated and reviewed.

  • At the heart of WRM is the concept of Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract. From Reception, children are encouraged to learn a new skill by using concrete materials e.g. cubes before moving through to pictorial and abstract representations; this is encouraged in each year group when required. 

  • Children are set a quick activity at the beginning of each lesson to review previous learning, close gaps or to move learning forward. This is identified using a purple polishing pen.

  • Maths Feedback Sheets are used to identify where pupils have achieved their lesson objective, need further support or should be challenged further in the following lesson and/or when the unit of work is repeated.

  • Children are assessed during the lesson with summative assessments conducted at the end of each term.

  • Progress is recorded and monitored using the school’s assessment system (Educater).



  • All children make progress including S.E.N.D, E.A.L and G&T in line with their individual starting points.

  • All children have the opportunity to achieve age related expectations (A.R.E) by the end of the academic year.

  • Children are able to independently apply their knowledge to a range of problems.

  • Children use their reasoning skills with increased confidence and accuracy.

Long-Term Plan

The long-term plan outlines the units of work for each year group:


Year One

Year Two


Year Three


Year Five


Year Four


Year Six


Example of Pupils work and photos of working.