Water Leys

Primary School


Maths is all around us, if we open our eyes!

Thanks to FS for this picture from their ever-changing outdoor learning area. 


Curriculum Intent

Our vision is that all our children see themselves as mathematicians. We aim for them to be “bendy” mathematicians, enjoying playing with number and pattern, seeing connections and calculating with efficiency and understanding.



Progression Map

Where we’re coming from. Where we’re going to




We think the White Rose scheme of work helps our children grow in their mathematical understanding – that’s why we have chosen it as a school. Here are the plans for each year group if you would like to see what your children are learning.




Maths in EYFS

Why do we teach maths the way we do in Foundation Stage? Is it as easy as 123? Watch this really helpful video here

Calculation Policy

If you want to see how we teach maths at Water Leys, you might find this document useful. We call it a “Calculation policy” and it goes through how adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing is taught to the little ones right up to the not-so-little ones. Parents have found this useful when we all find ourselves uttering the words, “That’s not how I did it at school!”