At Pinner Wood School, we view Mathematics as being essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and necessary in most forms of employment. We, therefore, provide a high-quality Mathematics education that gives children an understanding of the world, the ability to reason mathematically, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

In teaching Mathematics we use the CPA (Concrete, Abstract, Pictoral) model. This is evident in our calculation policy. The idea behind this is that concepts are built in small, logical steps and are explored through clear mathematical models and images. The focus is on depth – not acceleration – so that all children have a chance to embed learning. Teaching is supported by high-quality resources which present the flow of lessons coherently and provide opportunities for plenty of practice. Children use concrete resources and pictures to physically represent mathematical concepts alongside numbers and symbols – this helps them to visualise ideas.

Our aim at Pinner Wood School is to develop:

  • a positive and confident attitude towards Mathematics,  both as a subject as well as recognising the cross curricular links with other subjects
  • competence with numbers and the number system
  • enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activities, investigations and discussion
  • skills through the exploration of shape, position and movement, money, time, measure, data handling and problem solving in a range of contexts
  • the use of mathematics as a tool for life to solve problems
  • an ability to communicate mathematical methods and strategies and to use mathematical language appropriately
  • lively, engaging and challenging mathematical lessons or activities with opportunities for children to use their initiative and to work both independently and cooperatively.


The maths curriculum

In KS1 and KS2 (Years 1-6) our teachers follow the national curriculum objectives. Maths is taught through 3 main areas; fluency, problem solving and reasoning.

Our children…

  • 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.


Maths Passport

The maths passport is a focus on Mathematical fluency covering mental strategies. This starts in Year 1 and continues with the child until they leave in year 6. They are a personalised way of learning number facts as the children are challenged at an appropriate level for them. Children begin their maths passport journey on the passport ‘Neptune’ and as they meet these targets, they will move to the next planet until they reach the ‘Sun’. Children progress at their own speed and move onto the next passport when they have been tested by their teachers and achieved all their targets. Children should practice their targets at home for at around 10 minutes a day. This can be done anywhere at any time through simply talking to your child as the targets are based on the children knowing mental maths by heart.


Maths overview
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Maths curriculum progress map
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Additional Resources

Year 1 Numeracy passport launch information session 2021
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Math Calculation Policy
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Maths Coffee Morning 2020
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24 Ways to have fun with math at home
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Timestables in schools
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Maths Information
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Maths Passport
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