At Moorthorpe our vision for Maths is that all pupils will:

- be fluent, reliable calculators

- display genuine and deep understanding by exploring concepts using concrete and pictorial approaches

- articulate and represent reasoning using the language of mathematics

- be skilled problems solvers, consciously applying a range of logical and systematic strategies

- be adept at distinguishing between using the relevant mental and written procedures

- show rapid recall of number facts rooted in secure understanding

- make links and connections across mathematical domains and apply skills throughout the wider curriculum

- show resilience, perseverance and independent thought


For an overview of the ways in which we aim to make this vision a reality, please click on the links below.

Teaching & Learning on a page

Teaching & Learning policy

Maths Vision


White Rose Maths

Our primary planning tool and long term plan is based upon the White Rose Maths scheme of work. More information about how this works please click below.


Yorkshire & Humber Maths Hub

We are currently in the second year of a four-year programme with the Yorkshire & Humber Maths Hub. After completing the Mastery Readiness stage we are now beginning our Teaching for Mastery Work Group with seven other schools in 2021-22 academic year. This part of our drive to continually be up to date with current thinking about best practice and effective pedagogy.


Since 2014, the NCETM and Maths Hubs have been working together to develop approaches to teaching for mastery within primary mathematics. This has been partly informed by the teaching of mathematics in high performing South East Asian jurisdictions. Beginning last year, the NCETM and Maths Hubs have recruited schools to participate in a Mastery Readiness programme and these schools will continue to work in Teaching for Mastery Work Groups for two further years as they develop teaching for mastery in their schools.


Key Skills

We have used the fantastic NCETM documents (linked below) to identify the Key Skills that are fundamental to our maths learners for them to be prepared for the next stage of their learning. The overview sheets allow us to prioritise curriculum content for our learners and target intervention where necessary so that where possible children can ‘keep up not catch up’.

Key Skills overviews

Year 1 - NCETM document

Year 2 - NCETM document

Year 3 - NCETM document

Year 4 - NCETM document

Year 5 - NCETM document

Year 6 - NCETM document


Number Sense

We want children to think flexibly with numbers and apply what can be called ‘number sense’. The links below explain what this means in more detail.

Jo Boaler – Number Sense video

Fluency Without Fear

Developing Number Fluency