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Maths at The Sherwood School

The National Curriculum states that children should:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, 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, to know how to develop an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.


National Curriculum Objectives

Click on the links underneath each year group for ‘I can statements’ highlighting the Mathematical

objectives laid out by The Primary National Curriculum 2015. All of the objectives are statutory requirements and are included in our scheme of work and planning.


At The Sherwood we believe all pupils can achieve in mathematics


  • A positive teacher mindset and strong subject knowledge are key to student success in mathematics. It is not the case that some pupils can do mathematics and others cannot.
  • No pupil should be left behind. The focus is keeping up over catching up. By making high expectations clear and emphasising the value of mathematics education, pupils are encouraged to build confidence and resilience.
  • Abilities are neither fixed nor innate, but can be developed through practice, support, dedication and hard work. Natural talent is just a starting point and does not determine who has more or less potential to achieve. A positive teacher mindset in maths encourages a love of learning and resilience that enables everyone to achieve.


At The Sherwood teachers from year 1 to year 6 are using detailed Schemes of Learning published by the White Rose Maths Hub to plan effective maths lessons.

Please click on the links below for an overview of the programme taught in each year group.

Why we are using The White Rose Scheme of Work


  • It enables all pupils to learn key concepts and skills.
  • It is a scheme of work based around the principles of mastery that is suitable for all. Pupils will have the opportunity to stay together and work through new content as a whole group. While mastery schemes of work may be challenging for some, the vast majority should be aiming for this standard.
  • It is important that high-attaining pupils fully understand key number concepts, rather than simply memorise a process. This will reap its rewards in the future at KS3, GCSE and A-level. Teachers can extend high-attaining students through depth, as opposed to acceleration onto new content.


What is ‘Mymaths’?


  • ‘Mymaths’ is an interactive online website that builds pupil engagement and consolidates maths knowledge. Teachers will often set homework on Mymaths. Mymaths “provides a link between home and school, with access available for parents to review their child’s progress.”
  • To access Mymaths on your tablet or iPad, simply download the Puffin Academy App from the Apple or Android store to your device. Once downloaded, the quickest way to access Mymaths is to open the Puffin Academy browser and search for Mymaths in the search bar. You can also bookmark Mymaths.
  • Visit for more information. We hope the availability of this app will support your child in completing homework and accessing other Mymaths materials at home.


Maths websites to explore at home

All kinds of educational games including number

Lots of activities, investigations and challenges in different areas of maths