At Burton Green Primary School we know that a high quality Mathematics education introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are essential in everyday life and support learning across the curriculum. The language of mathematics is international and the basic skills of mathematics are vital for the life opportunities of our children. Our aim is to follow a mastery approach to teaching to promote fluency, develop reasoning and secure problem solving skills.

At Burton Green Primary School, our Mathematics Curriculum has been developed to ensure every child can achieve excellence in mathematics. Children can experience a sense of awe and wonder as they solve a problem for the first time, discover different solutions and make links between different areas of mathematics. It provides pupils with a deep understanding of the subject through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This ensures pupils fully understand what they are learning.

Key features of our Maths Curriculum:

  • High expectations for every child: All our children have the opportunity to develop mastery through a wide range of learning opportunities.
  • To foster positive attitudes: children develop a ‘can do’ attitude surrounded in fascination and excitement of discovery through the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts.
  • Number sense and place value come first: we ensure that all children have access to their age related learning and that the whole curriculum is used to develop and promote Mathematical skill.
  • Resources to support: Concrete and pictorial resources are used to help children develop a strong foundation of concrete experience, which then allows them to think in the abstract.
  • Mathematical thinking and problem solving is central. ·
  • Being able to calculate with confidence and having an understanding of why it works.
  • Opportunities for both independent and collaborative learning.
  • Multitude of opportunities for mathematics throughout the curriculum: We broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in the wider world by making rich and varied real life connections.

Through our maths vision, we are passionate and fully committed to developing a balance between the children’s procedural fluency and a conceptual understanding.

At Burton Green we strongly believe in supporting our pupils to become Mathematicians for life.

White Rose Maths:
White Rose Maths is a scheme for learning that provides maths resources for pupils of all ages, from early years to secondary school. The schemes of learning outline yearly frameworks that break down what children need to learn during each week of each term to master the learning objectives laid out by the National Curriculum. Resources and lessons that follow the White Rose Maths frameworks are designed to be enjoyable, engaging and varied, to help pupils develop a love of learning and work towards mastery.

Maths in EYFS:
Our EYFS Maths curriculum is based on the White Rose scheme that works towards the Early Learning Goals whilst also being grounded with mathematical thinking and talk. Key mathematical ideas and concepts are revisited and developed further, thus supporting the children’s smooth transition into Year 1 and beyond. Like the rest of the school, EYFS use the White Rose scheme to sequence lessons and as a bank of useful resources and ideas. At Burton Green, you will see maths teaching that involves both adult led focused groups and opportunities for supported and independent learning through exploration and play. We integrate maths throughout the day (in addition to directed maths time), and this can be seen through reading stories with a maths focus, singing songs and rhymes or by playing games. Additionally, the use of our classroom routines throughout the day is another opportunity for us to support the children with their mathematical vocabulary.

As with all other Areas of Learning, the teaching and learning of mathematics in EYFS takes place both indoors and outdoors through a wide range of practical and “hands on” activities. A high quality learning environment provides children with lots of opportunities to explore different aspects of number, numerical patterns and learn new concepts.  

Maths in KS1 and KS2
In Key Stages 1 and 2 children also follow the White Rose Scheme of Learning. Children work with a wide range of activities that teach them key mathematical concepts, to solve problems, develop their mental skills and reason mathematically. Daily lessons are planned and taught through high quality teaching and resources, with ample opportunity to experience active maths across the curriculum. Small-step teaching takes place to ensure all pupils understand key concepts before they exposed to new ones. All key prior knowledge is regularly revisited and all pupils have the opportunity to apply their understanding to rich and deep mathematical problems.

As a school, we create a consistent approach by making sure mathematical concepts are built on each year to make sure they are embedded by Year 6. Children take such pride in their work and this is evident within their maths books. Maths experiences and days are planned across the year to excite and build curiosity around maths. Online resources on the school chromebooks such as TTRockStars and Maths Frame are used effectively to engage, inspire and keep learning fun.

Maths expectations in KS1/KS2:

  • Children start the day with a mental fast 10 during registration.
  • Maths is taught daily
  • Child have time to respond to marking and address misconceptions
  • All classes take part in a daily count, which is relative to each year group.
  • All children have a go at fluency, problem solving and reasoning questions.
  • A weekly arithmetic test ensures that key skills are embedded and revisited.


Check out our amazing Maths activities!

We really enjoyed #NSPCCNumberDay yesterday. We took part in lots of activities including a Maths quiz and we loved the TT Rockstars battle too. Thank you for your effort with dressing up for digits, we even had numbers in hairstyles! Amazing! #BGMaths

We enjoyed our carousel of maths activities too! We made dice, coloured by numbers, played snakes and ladders and used playdough with Numicon #BGMaths

We started with a maths trail in Forest School, counting, making shapes and finding Numberblocks! #BGForestSchool #BGMaths

Fox Cubs fully embraced themselves in Number Day. Numbers were explored in all areas of play - baking birthday cakes, printing numicon in playdouh, going on a number hunt and so much more.
#BGMaths #NSPCCNumberDay

We've had a great day for @NSPCC Numbers Day! #BGMaths

These homemade #NSPCCNumberDay inspired tops were brilliant today! #BGMaths 🦔

We LOVED our main maths activity this afternoon! We are experts at number bonds to 5 now and loved running around outside to find the right numbers to make 5, then we finished with our number bonds song #BGMaths #NSPCCNumberDay 🦔

We started our #NSPCCNumberDay with some Numberblocks ordering and puppet making! #BGMaths 🦔

We had such a special story this afternoon with Mrs Atherton and her dragon friend George 🐉 it was all about how important numbers are in our lives #BGMaths #BGReading #NationalStorytellingWeek 🦔

Some super mathematicians have being teachers in Owls this week, teaching their friends how to complete a formal method of multiplication. Great job Owls 🦉 #BGMaths

In maths, we have been getting really good at place value to 20, reading, writing, making and drawing numbers using all kinds of manipulatives! #BGMaths

In maths, some of us have been looking at money and finding different ways to make the same amount, using coins on each leg of our money spider! #BGMaths

We’re getting so good at our 8 times tables now. We’re able to chant it with some multiples missing from the number line and some of us even closed our eyes for an extra challenge! Good job Owls 🦉#BGMaths

“Miss Harris can you take a picture of my number bond I’ve done it really good!” 😍
Our Hedgehogs show so much pride in their achievements and are becoming wonderful mathematicians 🦔 #BGMaths

This week we are revisiting our knowledge of number bonds to 5 and today we had a first go at writing the sums represented on our five frames #BGMaths 🦔

We explored the concept of ‘adding one more’ with paper chains this week! #BGMaths 🦔

We helped Little Bear find his shoes today. We measured the different shoes against his footprint. The children were very good at comparing the sizes and using the words biggest, smallest and the same as. #BGEYFS #BGMaths

It was lovely sharing some maths activities with some of our grown ups today. We loved showing off as experts in subitising and part whole models and helped our families learn how to support us in our maths learning at home #BGMaths #BGExtra 🦔

We are just part whole obsessed in Hedgehogs at the moment! We are so proud of our number bond knowledge! #BGMaths 🦔

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