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Warfield CE Primary School

Maths at Warfield

"Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit." - Stefan Banach (Polish mathematician)

Our rationale

We strive to impart a well-rounded mathematical proficiency in students - one that goes beyond rote learning to enable application and transfer of skills to real world contexts. Our mathematics curriculum aims to develop conceptual fluency, adaptive reasoning, creative problem solving, precise communicating, and curious questioning.

The rationale is that mathematics is more than formulas and mechanics - it is a lens to make sense of reality, a tool to tackle daily challenges, and a language to express abstract ideas that uplift human thought and progress. Students equipped with mathematical empowerment can think more logically, question more intelligently, reason more systematically, and contribute more inventively.

Our commitment is to inspire students' mathematical confidence and competence so they are primed for excellence in the future.




Here at Warfield, it is of paramount importance to ensure that our children have the best possible grounding in mathematics during their time with us. With this in mind, we aim to spark a curiosity and excitement for maths learning, while instilling confidence and knowledge in children as they embark on their journey to mastering the maths curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to be inclusive for all abilities and needs, providing support and challenge as needed.


The three aims of the Primary Maths Curriculum are at the heart of everything we do and these are:

  • Fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics so that pupils develop conceptual understanding, and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Reasoning mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • Problem Solving 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.



Children from Reception to Year 6 follow The White Rose programme:  a programme to meet the criteria for high-quality teaching of mastery in England. This is complimented with other resources such as Third Space Learning.

 All of our resources follow an exciting growth mind set and problem-solving approach. All children are encouraged to believe in their ability to master maths and are empowered to succeed through curiosity and persistence, while tackling the same concepts at the same time and progressing together as a whole class. The 'small step approach' allows children to keep up not catch up. 


Also,  within each unit that is covered, the 'concrete - pictorial - abstract' approach to mastery maths is used.

The use of manipulatives allows children to have a tangible link to their learning.

The use of pictorial representations enables children to understand how the focus maths skills can be represented in a number of different ways - mastering the small steps to learning and ensuring the learning is not just 'discrete'. 

From this process, children are then able to approach the maths in a more abstract manner but, by using their previous knowledge and skills, can apply the small steps to understanding and solving the problem. 


Useful Links


White Rose Maths have produced videos for use at home which work alongside what your children are learning in school.

Click here for more information.



Times Table Rockstars (TTRS) is a fantastic programme which we use to support the children's development of multiplication fluency.

Click here for more information.



Numbots, just like TTRS, is a programme that children within Year 1 and Year 2 use to develop their fluency of number.

Click here for more information.


Sing and learn all of your numbers at Numberblocks!

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