Denby C.E. (V.A) First School


Building futures shaped by faith, knowledge and love



Across the Greenhills First Federation we intend to deliver a high-quality mathematics curriculum that allows all pupils to think mathematically and enrich their lives. Our aim is to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum through the fundamentals of mathematics so that pupils develop an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately. We aim to ensure that mathematics is fully inclusive to every child; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated programme of study that is enjoyable and powerful for all.

We aim for children to have a deep understanding of mathematical concepts so that these can be built on in within their next phase of education and within their futures.



Mathematics is taught following the National Curriculum Programme of study and using a manageable ‘small step’ approach.

Each maths lessons allows children the opportunities to develops skills in fluency, problem solving and reasoning. Effective scaffolding and questioning ensures that all children including those with SEN are actively involved within the lesson.

Quality First Teaching allows children to revisit previously learned knowledge and embed new learning.

Learning is supported through the use of modelling, manipulatives and deployment of additional adults.

Below are the links to the Long Term Plans that we follow throughout school:

Reception Long Term Plan

Year 1 Long Term Plan 

Year 2 Long Term Plan

Year 3 Long Term Plan 

Year 4 Long Term Plan

Year 5 Long Term Plan


Children are equipped with the skills to confidently make rich connections across mathematical ideas as a result of developing fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated, contextual problems.

Children are enthusiastic and resilient learners. Children show confidence and perseverance when tackling problems and can apply their maths skills and knowledge to new areas of learning now, throughout further education and in within adulthood.