Subject leader

Miss Light is responsible for Maths. This means ensuring there is an ambitious curriculum set, supporting teachers to implement it through high-quality lessons and checking that everything is helping children to know more, remember more and do more.

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Purpose of Study

Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected 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.


The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

The Maths Hub

We're proud to continue to work with The Solent Maths Hub who provide our staff with relevant, practical and high-quality CPD and support to ensure children get the very best teaching.

The Four Areas of Mathematics

Mathematics is divided into four areas, which are further broken down into sections.





Moving through Maths ...

Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programmes of study are, by necessity, organised into apparently distinct domains, but pupils should make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.

The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress should always be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.

Oakfield's Approach


We are setting out to help our pupils be...

  • Prepared for everyday life, recognising the importance of numbers, patterns, shapes and measurements.

  • Creative, developing systematic approaches to solving problems.

  • Resilient and able to see mistakes as opportunities for learning.

  • Fluent in fundamental maths skills and facts to equip them for everyday life.


We will do this by ensuring...

  • Pupils learn about problems which relate to a variety of different contexts.

  • Pupils will learn to use mathematical vocabulary to explain and describe a strategy, approach or resource that has been used.

  • Pupils will experiment, using a range of resources, strategies and representations.

  • Pupils will learn through the CPA approach, allowing them to understand Maths and make connections between representations.


We will have made a difference when ...

  • Children will be able to explain the importance of maths in every day life.

  • Children will be able to solve problems systematically and creatively, showing their thinking in a variety of different ways.

  • Children will be able to reason and explain how they know their answers are correct.

  • Children will be fluent mathematicians who can make links and solve larger scale problems.

What are children taught and when?

Here is an overview of what we expect children to be taught in each year group and when.

Year R

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Detailed Progression

Here is a detailed breakdown of mathematical learning concepts that a sequenced over time to provide progression in learning.

PV PoS.pdf

Number - Place Value

Addition and Subtraction PoS.pdf

Number - Addition & Subtraction

Multiplication and Division PoS.pdf

Number - Multiplication & Division

FDP PoS.pdf

Number - Fractions, Decimals & %

Ratio and Proportion PoS.pdf

Number - Ration & Proportion

Algebra PoS.pdf

Number - Algebra

Measure PoS.pdf


Geometry PoS.pdf


Statistics PoS.pdf