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Hartley Primary School


Maths No Problem


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Maths Mastery in Year 5 and 6 - White Rose Maths Hub


Everyone Can Succeed

As a school we believe that all students can succeed in mathematics. We don’t believe that there are individuals who can do maths and those that can’t. A positive teacher mind-set and strong subject knowledge are key to student success in mathematics.


Overviews are designed to support a mastery approach to teaching and learning and have been designed to support the aims and objectives of the new National Curriculum.

The overviews:

  • have number at their heart. A large proportion of time is spent reinforcing number to build competency.
  • ensure teachers stay in the required key stage and support the ideal of depth before breadth.
  • provide plenty of time to build reasoning and problem solving elements into the curriculum

The overviews provide guidance on the length of time that should be dedicated to each mathematical concept and the order in which we feel they should be delivered. Within the overviews there is a breakdown of objectives for each concept. This clearly highlights the age related expectations for each year group and shows where objectives can be taught together.

Cross-curricular Links


Most mathematical concepts lend themselves perfectly to subjects outside of maths lessons. At Hartley, we ensure these links are in place so children deepen their understanding and apply maths across the curriculum.

Here are some examples:

  • Statistics- using graphs in Science, collecting data in Computing, comparing statistics over time in History, drawing graphs to collect weather data in Geography.
  • Roman Numerals- taught through the topic of Romans within History
  • Geometry (shape and symmetry)- using shapes within tessellations when looking at Islamic art (R.E), using shapes within art (Kandinsky), symmetry within art
  • Measurement- reading scales (science, design technology),
  • Co-ordinates- using co-ordinates with maps in Geography.
  • Written methods of the four operations- finding the time difference between years in History, adding or finding the difference of populations in Geography, calculating and changing recipes in food technology.
  • Direction- Programming in ICT