Teachers at New Lubbesthorpe follow the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 and ‘Development Matters’ in the EYFS. We follow the White Rose schemes of work.

Right from the start, pupils are taught basic skills in numbers and shape, space and measures, through playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically.  By the end of their reception year, most pupils have achieved their Early Learning Goals in all areas of mathematics.   At New Lubbesthorpe, we believe that mathematics is essential to everyday life and that a high quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. 

The Aims of our teaching and learning is that ALL pupils:

Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practise so that they are able to recall and apply what they have learnt quickly and accurately.

Are able to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations and developing an argument, justification or proof, using mathematical language.

Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems.

Pupils are taught mathematics through the domains of:

Number – place value, calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), fractions, decimals & percentages,


Geometry – properties of shapes, position and direction.


Where possible, links are made to other subject areas and ICT is used to enhance the subject.

Ongoing assessment is vital in informing teachers of pupils’ next steps.  This maybe in the form of informal assessments or more formal tests at the end of each term.  Pupils have targets that they work towards each term to help them move up to the next ‘Level’ in mathematics.

Excellent links between home and school are essential.  The Mathematics Leader and the class teachers are responsible for ensuring that parents are well informed and equipped to support their children at home with any home learning.

Do you want to know how we teach calculations? Click here to see our calculation policy.