Intent – Developing Mastery in Maths

A the Tacolneston & Morley CE VA Schools Federation, we firmly believe in the importance of maths for our children, both as a key to future learning and as a vital tool for use throughout their everyday lives.  We believe that every child can master an understanding and love of maths with the right kind of teaching and support.  So, we aim to provide a positive stimulating environment where children feel confident to explore maths and develop their skills.

The 2014 National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all children:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics
  • Are able to reason mathematically
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics.

The following documents give you more detail on this.

Maths Policy 2023

Maths Mastery Vision 2022-23

Maths Mastery for Parents

Inclusive Curriculum Maths Mastery



Developing mastery in maths is based on building strong foundations that are then built upon using small steps as children develop their understanding.  These documents show the progression of skills and understanding in all calculations, alongside our development of concrete, pectoral and abstract representations of concepts.

Tacolneston and Morley KS1 Calculation Policy 2023

Tacolneston and Morley Calculation Policy LKS2

Tacolneston and Morley Calculation Policy UKS2


Mathematical Language

Infant and Junior Maths Vocabulary Policy – ST BENETS VERSION


Implementation – EYFS

EYFS Maths

As part of our mastery approach to learning maths, developing number sense is vital and
this begins with numbers 1 – 10. These are the basis of our entire number system and being
able to manipulate these numbers fully is essential in securing a strong foundation for
learning mathematics throughout our school.
This video is excellent at explaining why we work on numbers 1 – 10 for so long, before
moving onto larger numbers. It also explains how this learning relates to learning in later
years, so would be useful for all parents.

Early Number Sense Video

EYFS Characteristics-of-effective-learning-display-poster


Implementation – Using Power Maths

Power Maths Implementation Overview



Mental Strategies Journey Through School

Times table rockstars overview

Timestable Tracker


Helping your child at home

White Rose Maths have teamed up with TV presenter, teacher and parent Michael Underwood to bring you a mini-series called Maths with Michael. We understand that many parents feel like maths has changed and can sometimes find it difficult to keep up to date with modern teaching methods in maths. Well don’t worry, we’re here to help.  There are a series of videos on place value, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions if you click on the link below.