Clophill St Marys CofE lower school


It is our aim that children move on from St Mary’s enthused and inspired by Maths, fluent in concepts taught and able to apply these skills across the curriculum.  Children will develop skills in problem solving such as making generalisations and conjectures and move on with an increasingly large bank of vocabulary to make justifications in order to develop essential reasoning skills they need beyond school.

Mrs. Woodcraft is our Maths Co-ordinator.

At St. Mary's we teach the Mathematics elements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Acorn and Chestnut (Nursery and Reception):

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

We teach the Mathematics National Curriculum in Birch to Oak (Years 1 to 4):

Mathematics Programmes of Study Key Stages 1 and 2

We use a variety of resources to teach Mathematics at St. Mary's.  We purchase the White Rose Maths Scheme and use this, supplementing it with other schemes/resources to teach our daily Mathematics lessons.  

Working with local cluster schools, we have a common approach to calculation:

Cluster Calculation Policy

We are also committed to help children develop and maintain fluency in both written and mental calculations.  To this purpose, we also implement Fluent in Five activities into our lessons. 


All children are assessed in Maths, by their teachers, on a termly basis.  Mrs. Woodcraft then analyses the attainment and progress of the whole school in this area.  This information informs future teaching and learning in Maths. 

Children are formally teacher assessed in Maths at the end of Reception against the Early Learning Goals:

Early Learning Goals Parent and Carers Guide

Children are also formally teacher assessed in Maths at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2):

KS1 SATs Assessment Parent and Carer Information Sheet

Our end of Reception and KS1 SATs results can be found in the Our Results section of the website.