Bishop Hooper Church of England Primary

Believing Together, Achieving Together

The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Curriculum - Mathematics


  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics.
  • Develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly.
  • To reason and problem solve by applying mathematics to a variety of increasingly complex problems.
  • To build upon children’s knowledge and understanding from year 1 to year 6.
  • To develop resilience that enables all children to reason and problem solve with increased confidence.


  • To ensure full topic coverage, the school uses ‘White Rose Maths’. This is a whole-school approach that creates continuity and progression in the teaching of mathematics.
  • Daily maths lessons include fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
  • Lessons are differentiated to ensure there is appropriate challenge for all learners.
  • Concrete manipulatives and pictorial representations are used to support conceptual understanding and to make links across topics.
  • Children are individually assessed and rewarded for rapid recall of number bonds (KS1) and times tables (Years 2-6). The school uses the Times Tables Rock Stars Programme to inspire, motivate and teach times tables.
  • Children are assessed on a termly basis. Gaps in knowledge are analysed and focus is made for interventions and planning adaptations following this analysis.


  • Most children reach end of year expectations.
  • Children’s progress is tracked on our FFT Aspire data tracking system.
  • Well-planned sequences of learning support children to develop and refine their maths skills.
  • Children are able to independently apply their knowledge to a range of increasingly complex problems.
  • Children are reasoning with increased confidence and accuracy.
  • Times tables knowledge and recall is becoming increasingly secure, speedy and accurate.