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Chawton C.E.

Primary School

'Love, Courage and Fellowship'


As mathematicians, our INTENT is:

 to provide pupils with the numeracy skills that they will need in their future lives, developing a mathematical curiosity.


We want pupils to make meaningful connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We will foster confidence and perseverance in mathematical enquiry so that pupils are determined to seek solutions to a range of challenges and ensure that they have the necessary vocabulary to reason and explain their mathematical thinking.  Through enquiry and creative problem solving, children will learn to love challenge and build skills in collaboration, reasoning and thinking. 


      Our mathematics curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum, following the Hampshire Phase Model which is cyclical, allows for interweaving and reflection which enables us to return to concepts to further embed knowledge and understanding across many different contexts.


In Early Years, our pupils develop  a strong grounding in number so that all pupils develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically. Pupils should be able to count confidently, develop a deep understanding of the numbers to 10, the relationships between them and the patterns within those numbers. 



We IMPLEMENT this through:

The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

At Chawton, we:

  • Plan clear learning journeys for pupils through each unit of work, all pupils experience a broad and balanced mathematics curriculum.
  • Mathematics lessons are taught daily through varied small group and mixed ability whole class lessons. 
  • Key vocabulary is modelled and explicitly taught to the pupils to encourage understanding and mathematical dialogue; there is an expectation that pupils will use the language of mathematics within their reasoning and explanations.
  • using High Quality Inclusive First Teaching, children are given opportunities to use concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches to support their learning and understanding. There is a clear Progression of Skills for each domain which ensures a clear development of skills and knowledge across the school.
  • Give pupils regular opportunities to retrieve known facts to embed knowledge into their long-term memory; these strategies to support learning are highlighted to the children as part of our High Quality Inclusive Teaching so that they begin to understand what makes them a successful learner.
  • Ensure pupils see the purpose of mathematics across the curriculum, mathematical skills will be reinforced in other subjects and interdisciplinary links will be explored. 
  • All pupils are provided with regular and ongoing opportunities to reason mathematically. 
  • Pupils will be given a variety of experiences, both in and outside of the classroom, to apply their mathematical learning and knowledge in order to long term connections.
  • As part of High Quality Inclusive First Teaching, formative assessment is carried out during lessons and learning is adapted accordingly, both in the lesson and in the planned sequence of lessons. There are regular opportunities throughout the year to assess pupils against Age-Related Expectations which support teachers in planning next steps for mathematical learning.
  • Give pupils who require additional support to master the curriculum, have further opportunities to revisit and develop their learning.


The impact of our mathematics curriculum is that all pupils are confident mathematicians who can confidently speak, think, calculate and reason about the subject.


Pupils are engaged with their mathematical learning and naturally make connections within the subject and to the wider world.  When tackling problems, pupils can select from a range of strategies to enable them to accurately and efficiently solve problems.


At the end of each year, the majority of the pupils will be working at Age Related Expectations and some will have progressed further and achieved greater depth.


Pupils secure long-term, deep and adaptable understanding of maths which they can apply in different contexts. Children are well prepared for the next step in their mathematical learning journey.


Our attainment at the end of EYFS, KS1 and KS2 is above that of both Hampshire (LA) and above national average.


Governors, through the Governor Monitoring Plan and Subject Leader Reports, evaluate the work of subject leaders in ensuring that the quality of teaching and learning across the school is at least good. They ensure that pupils are ready for transition to secondary school and are equipped with the skills to flourish and succeed as caring individuals.