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Maths at Escrick

Welcome to our Maths page! 

Take a look at recent learning in various classes here: 



We aim to promote a positive approach to mathematical concepts and procedures which are taught sequentially in coherent, small steps. We are developing an approach underpinned by mastery principles with an aim to achieve depth of knowledge for all, thus providing a platform which will give every pupil the opportunity to become fluent in basic skills and to be able to reason with and solve a variety of problems in real-life contexts and across the curriculum. Pupils who grasp concepts quickly are further challenged. 


We want all children to be able to see mathematics as an interconnected subject and be able to make connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We want our children to apply their mathematical knowledge to other subjects.



In line with the National Curriculum, children are taught to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics (including calculation strategies); reason mathematically using mathematical language and apply their knowledge and understanding to problem solving tasks.


We have begun to implement use of NCETM planning in Year 1 and are currently disseminating use of this planning to other teaching staff. 


Currently, teachers Year 2 to Year 6 use schemes of learning published by White Rose Maths to support planning of maths lessons incorporating fluency, reasoning and problem solving, with some teachers trialling parts of NCETM. Both schemes support ‘Teaching for Mastery’. 



Children who grasp concepts rapidly are challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on

and/or revisit later. All children revisit identified ‘basic’ maths skills and other concepts regularly throughout the school year. 




Maths Teaching at Escrick C of E Primary has CPA at its core:


Concrete - providing children with objects and resources to manipulate in order to demonstrate their mathematical thinking.


Pictorial - providing opportunities for children to represent their mathematical thinking through diagrams, images, drawings or models.


Abstract – providing opportunities for children to become more familiar with formal mathematical representations including signs, symbols and digits.

Our developing approach is underpinned by the ‘5 Big Ideas’ in teaching for mastery.

Our maths (pending review) and calculation policies can be found at the link below.