Maths at Platt


At Platt C of E Primary School, we believe that mathematics is an important part of children's development throughout school, right from an early age. We intend to deliver a curriculum which:

  • Allows children to be part of creative and engaging lessons that will give them a range of opportunities to explore mathematics.
  • Gives each pupil a chance to believe in themselves as mathematicians and develop the power of resilience and perseverance when faced with mathematical challenges.
  • Recognises that mathematics underpins much of our daily lives and therefore is of paramount importance in order that children aspire and become successful in their next stages of learning.
  • Engages all children and entitles them to the same quality of teaching and learning opportunities.
  • Makes rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
  • Provides equal opportunities for children to apply their mathematical knowledge to other subjects (cross-curricular links)
  • Is in line with the expectations of the National Curriculum


At Platt C of E Primary School we aim to provide the pupils with a mathematics curriculum and high quality teaching to produce individuals who are numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, inquiring and confident.

We provide a stimulating environment and adequate resources so that pupils can develop their mathematical skills to the full.

We follow the National Curriculum and use The White Rose schemes of work (available at ) to support teachers in their planning.

Our calculation guidance is used within school to ensure a consistent approach to teaching the four operations over time. (see Platt Maths guidance document below)

Daily maths lessons include fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Maths lessons are taught daily and discretely although we also ensure that opportunities for maths application across the curriculum are built in.

Concrete manipulatives and pictorial representations are used to support conceptual understanding and to make links across topics.

Children's progress and gaps are tracked to ensure that interventions are deployed when required.

Children are taught through clear modelling and have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts.