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Maths Curriculum Intent

At Markington Primary School we believe that Mathematics is a fundamental life skill and we are committed to ensuring that our pupils become confident and enthusiastic mathematicians.  We encourage children to develop ‘enquiring minds’ which ‘grow a love of learning’ and ‘our rich, creative curriculum’ provides opportunities to use maths in imaginative and cross-curricular ways.

It is a core subject and is taught daily in line with statutory guidance.

Through our teaching of maths we aim to:


  • To develop in each pupil a positive attitude towards Mathematics and an awareness of the fascinating and creative aspects of the subject as well as the importance of Mathematics in everyday modern life.
  • To provide pupils with the skills and motivation to solve problems in the areas of number, shapes, space, measures and data handling.
  • To enable pupils to develop the ability to identify a problem, select the most appropriate  mathematical strategies for a given task and choose equipment to check and evaluate their results.
  • To provide pupils with opportunities to develop logical thinking and to apply their knowledge in practical tasks.
  • To ensure pupils are provided with opportunities to use Mathematics and Numeracy in other areas of the curriculum and in real life.
  • To enable pupils to work independently and in co-operation with others.
  • To develop confidence in pupils ability in Mathematics and to encourage independence and perseverance.

Long Term Curriculum Plans

End Points


Key Instant Recall Facts are known as KIRFs. These are the number facts which the children should aim to instantly know and apply when solving problems. The KIRFs for each year group are split into half terms. We will be working on these regularly in class. 

Soon to be added... videos of how you can help your children learn their KIRFs at home.

Maths in Class 1


Maths in Class 2

"Maths is fun and important for everyday life" AK Y6

"Maths gives my brain a good workout" - GC Y5

"Maths is challenge that we understand in the end"- GC Y5

"Practise helps maths facts go into our long term memory"- NR Y5

Maths in Year 6



All classes practise fluency as part of the daily maths lesson. This includes learning number bonds, times tables and number facts. This is revisited regularly and in a fun way to help us remember.


Problem Solving and Reasoning

We like to explore possibilities and explain our thinking with others. 



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