Our vision and ambition for Maths at Hemingford Grey Primary School 


We want children to have: 

  • An understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics 

  • A broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics that can be used in multiple contexts 

  • Fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system.  

  • The ability to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the unfamiliar 

  • The ability to use self-regulation strategies such as bar modelling (and other pictorial representations), breaking a problem into smaller steps, recording annotations, using the inverse, reasonableness and estimation to check answers 

  • A Growth Mindset and therefore the ability to embrace the value of learning from mistakes and the ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges, showing a confidence of success 

  • The ability to choose the most appropriate method for a particular task 

  • The ability to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions 

  • Fluency in performing written and mental calculations (including the ability to choose the most appropriate method for a particular task) 

  • A wide range of mathematical vocabulary 

Our Mathematics teaching is delivered through a daily Maths lesson to implement the requirements of the National Curriculum, which aims for the children to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, to be able to reason mathematically and solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems.  

Children complete small steps in learning to help build their knowledge over time. These steps are planned by the teacher to suit the needs of their maths group and children will move through the steps at a pace that suits their learning needs. Concrete, pictorial, and abstract representations are used to support conceptual understanding. Children complete ‘3 a day’ or 'Quick Maths' questions during their independent learning time which provides them with the opportunity to consolidate and over learn mathematical concepts that have been identified as needing further practise.  

Miss Sarah Symons

Key Stage 2 Maths Lead

Mrs Tara Mills

Early Years and Key Stage 1 Maths Lead

Maths Curriculum Road Maps
Click below to view the children's learning journey in Maths:
Please click on the PDF below to view the calculation strategy:
Click the link for a useful Mathematical vocabulary list: