Sidegate Primary School

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Mathematics Curriculum Overview

We use White Rose Maths as the basis of our maths curriculum.

We use Times Tables Rock Stars and Maths-Whizz to support home learning.


Our Mathematics Subject Manual contains a detailed overview of our curriculum.


Through a high-quality curriculum, Maths at Sidegate ensures all pupils are given the opportunity to develop a deep, long term, secure and adaptable understanding of Maths. These key foundations are essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.


Sidegate Primary School aims to ensure that all pupils:  


  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.  
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, questioning relationships and generalisations.
  • develop and communicate an argument or justification using mathematical language.
  • solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing confidence, resilience and creativity.
  • make connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. 
  • apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects across the curriculum.
  • have high aspirations through opportunities to meet external visitors from a range of STEM related businesses. These experiences alongside exposure to a range of mathematical activities, increases pupils’ knowledge of the world as they explore, experience, discuss and understand the role of Maths in their own lives and wider communities.


Maths reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils’ development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are key factors in developing their mathematical vocabulary and presenting justifications and arguments. Pupils at Sidegate build secure foundations by discussing their misconceptions and mathematical findings.


Maths at Sidegate supports pupils’ social, emotional and mental health. Through adopting a maths for mastery approach, it offers pupils access to the full maths curriculum. This approach and its emphasis on promoting multiple methods of solving a problem, ensures pupils feel that they can do maths and experience achievement, whatever their background or ability, has a positive effect on pupils’ self esteem, self confidence, resilience and in turn their overall wellbeing, which is particularly important for disadvantaged pupils.


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