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How we teach Maths

We aim to develop confident mathematicians who are passionate about their learning. We do this by continuing to develop their conceptual understanding (models, images and manipulatives are key to securing understanding and fluency), by providing opportunities for mathematical reasoning and problem solving and by providing ‘real-life’ mathematical scenarios.


  • Children in all year groups have a daily maths lesson in their classrooms which is differentiated to suit the abilities of each child.

  • Parson Street Primary School has adopted the 'Mathematics Mastery' since September 2017. Information is available on their website: and this content is currently used in EYFS & Y1 (until being implemented in all year groups over the next several years). From Y2 up, children are taught the Abacus Maths curriculum.

  • In addition to their daily maths lesson, all children across the school also have a DAILY Maths Meeting to refine, practise and revisit basic skills. For some year groups, this includes an opportunity to practise their times tables recall using TT Rockstars.

  • Where appropriate, children are given success criteria that link directly to the learning objective. These are used for self, peer and teacher assessment.
  • Basic Skills assessments are carried out 3 x per year using the PUMA tests (Progress in Understanding Maths).