Mathematics Subject Leader: Mrs J Abel


At Sedley’s C of E Primary School, we teach maths to ensure there is full National Curriculum coverage where children are given opportunities to develop their reasoning, problem-solving, and fluency skills. The maths curriculum ensures progress by planning for effective questioning, differentiation, challenge, and independent learning. Daily plans show assessments for learning opportunities which then feed into the next day’s lesson to ensure appropriate challenge and support.  Tasks are carefully planned so that mathematical concepts are gradually built up and progress is evident.


At Sedley’s CofE Primary,  We use White Rose to support the teaching, learning, and progression of maths from Early Years to Year 6, with the addition of  Mastering Number in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. to support teaching and learning.


Our vision and values feed into our overall teaching of maths, ensuring resourcefulness, reflectiveness, resilience, and reciprocity in a safe and nurturing environment where children are able to grow in their knowledge and skills. We strive for all of our pupils to leave Sedley’s with the key skills, knowledge, and understanding to be successful global citizens.

Mathematics in Each Stage

In EYFS children will explore the composition of numbers to 10, learn to subitise (recognise by sight a small number of objects), and build a firm understanding of number bonds to 5 and some to ten. Through real-life Maths and exploration, the children will deepen their understanding of numbers.

In Years 1 and 2 children will be given a solid foundation in the basic building blocks of mental and written arithmetic. Through being taught place value, children will develop an understanding of how numbers work, so that they are confident with 2-digit numbers and beginning to read and say numbers above 100.

 In Lower Key Stage 2, children build on the concrete and conceptual understandings they have gained in Key Stage 1 to develop a real mathematical understanding of the four operations, in particular developing arithmetical competence in relation to larger numbers. This knowledge and understanding is then built on in Upper Key Stage 2 when children move on from dealing mainly with whole numbers to performing arithmetic operations with both decimals and fractions.

Mathematics Progression

White Rose Maths Progression


White Rose Scheme of Learning Coverage


SEND Information

We ensure that SEND and disadvantaged children are given the necessary support in class to fully access the Maths Curriculum and equal opportunities are given for all to be confident in approaching any problem within the world around them.

Mathematics Extra Resources

For remote learning, please visit our remote learning page or contact our Maths subject lead for more information.