New Moston Primary School
Statement of Intent
At New Moston Primary School our intent is to develop our pupil’s ability to reason mathematically, problem
solve and develop fluency and conceptual understanding in each strand of the curriculum
making them fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics. Our pupils will be encouraged to carry this out
with resilience so that they are fully prepared for the future.
It is also intended that all children, regardless of their starting point, will maximise their academic
achievement and leave New Moston Primary School with an appreciation and enthusiasm for Maths. We
want them to know that maths is essential to everyday life and enable them to become confident
mathematicians who are not afraid to take risks.
At the core of our curriculum is the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to maths. The children are
taught and encouraged to explain their choice of methods and develop their mathematical reasoning. We
intend to deliver a curriculum that allows pupils to be part of creative and engaging lessons allowing them to
explore maths in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings. Whilst doing
this we encourage resilience, perseverance and an acceptance that struggle is often a necessary step in
learning. We give each pupil a chance to believe in themselves as mathematicians. We intend for our pupils
to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects by using a cross curricular
approach to learning.
To achieve our intent, we provide a rich, balanced and progressive curriculum which caters the needs of all
pupils and entitles them to the same quality of teaching and learning opportunities, striving to achieve their
potential whilst recognising that maths underpins much of our daily lives.
Statement of Implementation
To ensure full National Curriculum coverage, the school has a long term progression plan which ensures
continuity and progression in the teaching of mathematics.
Daily maths lessons always include fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
Concrete manipulatives and pictorial representations are consistently used in EYFS and Key
Stage 1 and are being developed into Key Stage 2 in order to support conceptual
understanding and to make links across topics.
In Early Years Foundation Stage, we relate the mathematical aspects of the children’s work
to the Development Matters statements and the Early Learning Goals, as set out in the EYFS
profile document. Mathematics development involves providing children with opportunities to
develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers; calculating
simple addition and subtraction problems; and describing shapes, space, and measures.
Children will develop their understanding through planned, purposeful play and through a
mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity.
EYFS use Number Blocks.
Lessons in Years 1 to 5 are taught according to the long term curriculum, but also according
to any gaps identified through termly assessments.
Our implementation is developed through secure understanding of the curriculum and
By using a variety of planning resources we believe that we provide a bespoke teaching
and learning experience that is designed to interest, inform and inspire our children.
Using prior knowledge as a starting point for all future planning and teaching, we plan
lessons which are required for all pupils to make good progress.
We place a large emphasis on pupil engagement and design lessons which involve all pupils
being invested in their learning and making a positive contribution to their lessons.
The maths team, alongside every class teacher and teaching assistant has responsibility for
the progress of all children in maths throughout school. Working with SLT, key data is
analysed and regular feedback is provided and discussed at pupil progress meetings to inform on progress and future actions.
Statement of Impact
The impact of the mathematics curriculum at New Moston Primary School is that children
Are given the skills to be numerate and understand the relevance and importance of what they are learning in relation to real life
concepts. Children know that maths is a vital life skill that they will rely on in many areas
of their daily life. Children have a positive view of maths due to learning in an environment
where maths is promoted as being an exciting and enjoyable subject in which they can
investigate and ask questions; they know that it is OK to make mistakes and that this can
strengthen their learning because the journey to finding an answer is most important. The
vast majority of children are confident to ‘have a go’ and choose the equipment they need to
help them to learn along with the strategies they think are best suited to each problem. Our
children have a good understanding of their strengths in maths and what they need to do to
improve. Our maths books evidence work of a high standard; the range of
activities demonstrate good coverage of fluency, reasoning and problem solving.