At Whoberley Hall our Maths curriculum is designed to build year on year in order to achieve to end of Key Stage Outcomes. The aims of the curriculum are to ensure that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, can demonstrate the depth of understanding through coherent reasoning and apply their knowledge to problem solving.
In Early Years we aim to build firm foundations in numbers to 10 by putting them in context in an enriching and engaging environment. Children are regularly exposed to numbers in a wide range of contexts. In addition to this we explore mathematical concepts using the CPA approach which uses concrete, pictorial strategies which support children’s conceptual understanding when applying their knowledge in an abstract approach. All of this enables children to become confident in their basic number skills as they enter Year 1.
Progressing to Key Stage 1, children continue to develop their knowledge of maths by continuing to use the CPA approach and we ensure all concepts are anchored using concrete and pictorial strategies. This provides them with a solid foundation of number and number facts which bridges the gap to the abstract. In Year 2, the sequence of concrete, pictorial, abstract is embedded to allow children to have a good understanding of the procedures and concepts taught. Regular opportunities to apply mathematical language are provided throughout Key Stage 1 and lessons are planned and adapted to ensure challenge at all levels.
Through Key Stage 2, the CPA approach is continued, and concepts are practised and revised for long-tern acquisition. This is planned alongside a cohesive sequence of learning that links fluency in mathematical concepts together and provides challenge at all levels through regular reasoning and problem-solving opportunities.
Progress is recorded by continual assessment through daily marking and half termly assessments. Opportunities to consolidate learning are provided through same day interventions and arithmetic lessons.
Children leave our school as confident mathematicians who can make links with other curriculum areas.
WHPS Maths Policy
WHPS Intent, Implementation, Impact
WHPS Calculation Policies
Times Tables and Maths Facts
At Whoberley Hall Primary School our children have access to Times Table Rockstars and NumBots at home and in school to help support them learn their times tables and number facts. These apps let them earn coins to spend on their avatars and play against their friends while learning these facts. The website logins can be found here: