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Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. (National Curriculum 2014)

At Foxdell Primary School, our vision for mathematics is to foster an interactive and  motivational learning environment where every child is empowered to unlock their full mathematical potential. We are committed to cultivating a resilient mindset in our students, nurturing their curiosity, and instilling a love for mathematics that is apparent in everyday life.


Our intent is to embrace mastery teaching methods that engage and challenge young minds. We strive to create a curriculum that not only imparts fundamental mathematical knowledge but also equips students with the critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities necessary for real-world application.


We envision a primary school experience where children not only grasp mathematical concepts but also develop the confidence to apply their knowledge in practical situations. Our goal is to nurture lifelong learners who see the relevance of mathematics in various aspects of their lives, fostering a deep appreciation for its role in shaping the world around them.


We aim to build a strong foundation in numeracy, logical reasoning, and mathematical fluency, ensuring that each child is well-prepared for the challenges of the future. By focusing on the development of both cognitive and socio-emotional skills, we aspire to create a generation of young mathematicians who are not only proficient in their understanding of numbers but are also resilient problem solvers capable of making meaningful contributions to society.


At Foxdell Primary school, we believe that a progressive, structured and empowering mathematics education that is delivered in line with our core school values, is the key to unlocking the full potential of every child, paving the way for a future where they can confidently navigate the complexities of the real world and make a positive impact on their communities and in their many spheres of influence.


Intent Statement:

Foxdell Primary School’s mathematics curriculum is inspired by the Mastery approach to learning. It is designed with a clear intent to cultivate a deep and lasting understanding of mathematical concepts among our pupils. Rooted in the five big ideas of teaching for mastery, our curriculum aims to instil fluency with numbers, foster mathematical thinking, enable the creation of connections between mathematical concepts, and promote a profound comprehension of procedural and conceptual variation. Through this intentional curriculum, we aspire to equip our students with a solid foundation in mathematics, laying the groundwork for future academic success and lifelong mathematical proficiency.


Implementation Statement:

The implementation of our primary mathematics curriculum is characterised by a comprehensive and sequential mastery approach to learning. This is aligned with the White Rose Maths framework and underpinned by the highly respected work carried out by the NCETM . We emphasise the development of fluency through carefully structured lessons that build on prior knowledge and skills. Mathematical thinking is nurtured through engaging activities and problem-solving tasks that encourage students to explore, reason, and communicate their understanding. Through the use of concrete, pictorial and abstract (CPA) resources, procedural and conceptual variation are deliberately woven into lessons, ensuring that students not only follow procedures but also comprehend the underlying concepts. Our dedicated educators receive ongoing professional development to effectively implement this curriculum, creating an optimal learning environment.


Teachers and support staff are committed to eliminating any gaps in pupils’ knowledge, understanding and levels of progress. The analysis of both formative and summative assessment supports teachers to provide additional support and intervene in a timely manner where necessary. 


Impact Statement:

The impact of our primary mathematics curriculum is evident in the attainment of mastery among our students. They exhibit fluency in numerical operations, demonstrate a high level of mathematical thinking, and showcase an ability to make meaningful connections across mathematical concepts. The profound understanding of procedural and conceptual variation is reflected in their ability to apply mathematical principles in diverse contexts. As a result of this curriculum, our students not only achieve academic success but also develop a genuine appreciation for the beauty and utility of mathematics. The impact extends beyond the classroom, laying the groundwork for future educational pursuits and empowering students with the essential mathematical skills for lifelong success.








Maths Enigma Hub

The Foxdell Primary has been a part of the Maths Enigma Hub for a number of years now. The programme aims to support schools with the implementation of 'Teaching for Mastery' elements within Maths. Whilst we are still on our Mastery journey, we have seen the benefits of teaching for mastery as both staff and children are growing in confidence, pupils are more able to reason, explain and use a range of resources to support the development of a deeper understanding within the subject. Mastery elements are woven through the Maths curriculum and can be seen embedded within the teaching, learning, assessment cycle.


Calculation Policy

The White Rose Policy and Guidelines outline the end of year expectations for each year group in each of the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and contains the key representational and written procedures that will be taught within the school.

White Rose Calculation Policy- Please note that this policy covers Years 1-6

Overview of Key Learning in Mathematics


To improve children’s fluency and allow them to practise their maths skills, every child from Year 2 to Year 6 now has a personalised Mathletics account.


Mathletics is an inspiring and engaging online platform for improving and reinforcing maths skills. Mathletics is designed to inspire children with the desire to learn and the confidence to succeed!


  • Exciting, global Live Mathletics competition
  • Tasks set to encourage independent learning
  • Weekly progress emails to monitor progress via the dedicated Parent Centre
  • Thousands of adaptive curriculum activities with an animated support centre

Children will be set homework by their teacher which they complete at home through the website (Mathletics) using their unique username and password. This will be in addition to the year group’s current homework system. Children will need to complete the homework before they can access a wealth of other fun, engaging activities including ‘Live Mathletics’ where they can play people from around the world live. Children who do not have access to a computer at home may use school computers to complete the work set.


We recommend that parents spend time looking at the program with their child to explore how Mathletics will benefit his or her learning. Please note that this site is completely safe to use; children cannot communicate with other users.


To access the Mathletics Student Centre on a PC, Tablet or smartphone:

•         Visit
•         Sign in using your own username and password