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Hucknall National

CofE Primary School

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Our Maths Curriculum 



At Hucknall National, we recognise that Mathematics is essential to everyday life. We believe that a high quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world. We seek to inspire children to become fluent and resilient mathematicians through a progressive, mastery approach curriculum. We aim to create a strong foundation of mathematical concepts and then guide them to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The children are encouraged to apply their skills across the curriculum and we aim to develop an enjoyment and curiosity about the subject



At Hucknall National C of E Primary School we aim to:

  • Foster positive attitudes, fascination and excitement of discovery through the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts.
  • Develop a ‘can do’ attitude in our children.
  • Broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in the wider world.
  • Enable our pupils to use and understand mathematical language and recognise its importance as a language for communication and thinking.
  • Implement White Rose Maths Hub materials to deliver the Foundation stage curriculum and National curriculum to our children.



Hucknall National C of E Primary school has adopted the White Rose Maths Hub Scheme of work which systematically builds maths knowledge, skills and understanding. Teaching will cover each of the following areas of mathematics from the National Curriculum 2014. This includes; number calculations, fractions, decimals, percentages, measurement, geometry and statistics. The focus of our learning is based on the use of concrete, pictorial and abstract methods using the mastery maths approach through the use of fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions that enable children to progress their understanding with greater depth knowledge.


Subject progression

Maths Policy

Calculation progression


Here is our Maths Calculation document.  If you take a look, you will find a variety of different concrete (using manipulatives), pictorial and abstract ways we use to support the children's understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as fractions, decimals and percentages across the school. 



Effective understanding and recall of times tables is a fundamental element within Maths and the curriculum puts an expectation on having knowledge up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4.


In order to support children with getting ready for the multiplication check, all children from Year 2 to 6 have online access to Times Table Rock Stars (TT Rock Stars) which is taught weekly within school and home tasks set for children to enjoy. TT Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables for both fluency and accuracy as incorrect answers are corrected immediately in front of the pupil so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question


At Hucknall National CofE Primary School, we expect the children to know the following times tables in each year group:

Year 1 – introduce counting in 2s, 5 and 10s

Year 2 – x2, x5, x10

Year 3 – x3, x4, x8, x11

Year 4 – x6, x7, x9, x12

Year 5 & 6 – apply times table knowledge to other calculations e.g. 15 x 3 = 10 x 3 + 5 x 3 = 45




Mastering Number

Mastering number is project that aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future. 

Maths in our Early Years

Within our Early Years the children have constant exposure to mathematical concepts through our continuous provision. This allows them have a broad and narrative environment with consolidation of mathematical concepts that have been taught. This allows and encourages the children to use mathematical vocabulary and builds problem solving skills as part of their early development.

Maths across the curriculum

Class teachers regularly plan for opportunities for children to apply their maths skills to different problems within maths lessons and across the curriculum. This allows children to revisit, practise and consolidate different areas of maths and apply them within different contexts.




National Numeracy Day

This year we have celebrated National Numeracy day as a school to raise the importance of Numeracy skills. The children came into school dressed as a number and took part in the National Numeracy competition. This provided the children with a fantastic day in which they all researched a mathematician and discovered the impact they have had in society. 

The National Numeracy scheme provide support for schools and families in supporting children in their Numeracy skills.

If you would like advice around how you can support your child please speak to your child's class teacher or follow the below link: 

We took part in a Natwest Money sense workshop. This provided the children with key skills on how to be smart with money