Our vision for maths is that every child will become a confident mathematician, achieving their full potential by following a broad, balanced, engaging and relevant curriculum that takes into account the requirements of the National Curriculum and any other guidance documents.  

We believe that all children should have:

  • A positive and resilient attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of mathematics. 
  • A secure understanding of fundamental mathematic facts.
  • Competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills.
  • An ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
  • An ability to express mathematical ideas confidently and talk about the subject using mathematical language.
  • An understanding of the importance of mathematics in everyday life.



How maths is taught at Bailey’s Court

At Bailey’s Court we follow the National Curriculum which forms the basis of our long-term planning. The programme set out by the White Rose Curriculum supports our medium term planning, organising topics of maths systematically so that each term builds on prior maths knowledge and gives time for revisiting previous topics. Specific year group long-term planning can be found at the bottom of this page. 


The National Curriculum requires children to be confident in both mental strategies and written methods; it covers the following areas:

  • Number & Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions (including Decimals from Year 4)
  • Measures
  • Geometry
  • Statistics (from Year 2 onwards)
  • Ratio & Proportion (Year 6)
  • Algebra (Year 6)


Click here for the National Curriculum – Mathematics document.

In each KS2 year group, maths classes are ability-streamed into two classes. Both streamed classes follow the same long-term planning but work at their own pace reacting to the different needs to the children. It allows for more effective and efficient teaching by narrowing the range of pupil attainment in a class.

Maths Long Term Plans EYFS & Key Stage 1

Maths Long Term Plans Key Stage 2

Useful Documents