Maths is an adventure for children to be immersed in, get creative with, make mistakes and conquer.

Maths curriculum intent statement 


At Mareham, our Maths curriculum ensures that knowledge and key skills are taught in a systematic, well-planned and progressive manner.

At Mareham, our whole curriculum is driven by:

  • creating a sense of awe and wonder – curiosity, excitement, getting children to think and enquire more
  • our place in our world - respect for living things, local, national and global knowledge and beyond, cultures, traditions, diversity
  • vocabulary – refines and enriches communication, better understanding and language

We aim to develop our children – physically, socially, mentally, culturally and spiritually – to embrace lifelong learning with a sense of awe and wonder in order to make a positive contribution to the local and wider community. We intend to equip children with mathematical skills to develop their knowledge through real world scenarios and practical exploration. As mathematicians, pupils are exposed to a wide and rich curriculum which allows them to apply new vocabulary and knowledge.

Our Christian values shape how we behave, what we say, how we build relationships and how we learn. Our maths curriculum is designed to help each child to be able to think and speak like a mathematician;  developing  independence for learning whilst achieving academically and meeting age-related expectations by the end of their primary education. 

We are friendly, inclusive to all and build resilience; encourage a positive mindset amongst our children as it is often through mistakes that we learn the most. Everyone thrives through feeling safe, confident and valued and the well-being of each and every individual is a priority.

'Live life to the full and create a better future for all.'


At Mareham, children are expected to work hard and demonstrate positive learning behaviours to maximise their own individual learning potential. We are committed to working in partnership with parents as we believe that when home and school work closely together we get the best outcomes. Lessons follow clear objectives and teachers check pupils’ understanding and knowledge, identify misconceptions accurately and provide clear, direct feedback, responding and adapting their teaching as necessary. Open discussions and questioning are used effectively throughout the curriculum.

 We have implemented Power Maths – a government recommended, high-quality mastery textbook because, at Mareham, we recognise the importance of mathematics throughout each child’s every day and future life. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space in the world around them. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We intend to give each child the self-confidence and resilience to reach their full potential by ensuring that they have the tools to calculate fluently, reason logically, problem solve and think in abstract ways.

Maths is carefully planned by Power Maths, and is supplemented by us, so that pupils acquire and build on the knowledge and cultural capital they need to broaden their horizons, become aspirational citizens and succeed in life.

Key vocabulary is carefully chosen. This is displayed in classrooms and shared at the start of all lessons. Children are encouraged to use the key vocabulary to talk ‘like a mathematician’.                                                                                                                                   


 As a Year 6 Mathematician transitioning into secondary school, we aspire that pupils not only achieve the age-appropriate standard at the end of Key Stage 2, but they are also confident to use and take maths into their future lives with a positive mindset.

Children will know more, remember more and understand more. Children will retain prior-learning and explicitly make connections between what they have previously learned and what they are currently learning.

They are also enabled to:

  • Be excited learners who talk enthusiastically about their learning and are eager to further their progress in maths 
  • Confidently and accurately use mathematical language during class/pupil discussions 
  • Apply their mathematical knowledge in unfamiliar problems through real world scenarios and across other subjects
  • Have an independence for learning and built in resilience in maths
  • Have a positive attitude and an enquiring mind about maths which will equip them for their place in the world



Power Maths Presentation for Parents


Maths Progression across the school

Progression in Maths across the Whole School

The stages of calculation taught at Mareham

Calculation in Years 1 and 2

Calculation in Years 3 and 4

Calculation in Years 5 and 6

Maths Information


Times tables test
A really useful site where you can design mini quizes to help learn your times tables!

Year 6 revision resources/ supporting learning at home

Here are some useful links to help you with your revision:

BBC bite size 

Past SATS papers 

Maths games