What is our approach to teaching Maths? 

We use White Rose Maths to support us with our teaching and planning of maths. Please see the document below for our maths overview for each class. You will also find our calculation policies below for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. These documents shows you the progression in the strategies we use for each mathematical operation.

How often is the subject taught in each class?

Maths is taught veery day in each class. In addition to our maths lessons, each class also has daily Maths Meetings. These are short sessions (usually 15 minutes) that focus on rapid recall and fluency. These sessions are also delivered daily.

Who is responsible for teaching the subject?

The class teacher.

How can more information be gathered if required?

In the first instance, contact your child's class teacher. If further information is required, you can contact Mr Shipley







To develop children’s fluency and mental maths skills, we are introducing Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) throughout the school. KIRFs are a way of helping your child to learn key facts and information, which they need to have instant recall of. KIRFs are designed to support the development of mental maths skills that allow children to access all of the maths curriculum – particularly when calculating. They contain number facts such as number bonds and times tables, that need constant practise and rehearsal so children can recall them quickly and accurately.

For children to become more efficient at recalling them easily, they need to be practised frequently and only for short periods of time. Each half term, children will focus on one KIRF to practise both at home and school. You can find out which KIRF your child will be focusing on for the half term HERE or on the KIRF overview document. They are not designed to be time-consuming tasks and they can be practised anywhere – in the car or walking to school are often the best ways to practise them as it means they can be practised daily – formal tasks to practise KIRFs are not necessary. It is thought that if KIRFs are developed fully, children will become more confident at number work, understand its relevance and be able to access the maths curriculum more easily.