South Kilvington Church of England Academy, Stockton Road, South Kilvington, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2LR

01845 523191

South Kilvington C of E Academy

Proud to be part of Elevate Multi Academy Trust


At South Kilvington, we promote positive mathematical mindsets as we want our children to enjoy their learning, feel challenged and experience success in the subject. 


  • Develop a culture where children enjoy their math’s learning and flourish in this area.
  • Develop positive mathematical mindsets whereby children feel confident, challenged and experience success in the subject.
  • Develop Children’s understanding of key concepts, developing mathematical language, recalling key facts and learning calculation strategies fluently to confidently reason and problem solve.


  • The National Curriculum for maths is taught to all year groups using a CPR (Conceptual Understanding, Procedural Fluency and Reasoning and Problem Solving) approach to develop mastery which is tailored to needs of the learners.
  1. Conceptual Understanding- Children develop an understanding of the mathematical concept. This includes exposing them to key vocabulary as well as when particular skills could/would be used in everyday situations. Key strategies are explicitly modelled to children with opportunities for shared practises.
  2. Procedural fluency- Children are provided with a variety of opportunities to practise their skills based on the strategies learnt.
  3. Reasoning and problem solving- Children will apply their knowledge in a range of contexts to deepen their understanding. They will offer explanations to their answers through the key terminology of describe, explain, convince, justify and prove.
  • The progression of knowledge and skills framework is used for every year group to ensure coverage is met, the sequence builds on skills and progression is clear.
  • Planning is sequenced in a progressive manner whereby previous learning can be used to support new.
  • Trio Time is used to retrieve and reinforce previously taught knowledge in order to consolidate prior learning. It also used to assess knowledge.
  • Teachers assess and adapt learning for all groups of learners, specifically providing support and challenge for SEND and PP children.
  • For each mathematical topic, key vocabulary, definitions and strategies are displayed on working walls to support children's learning appropriately.
  • White Rose Schemes of Work are utilised by teaching staff as a guide to support their planning, resourcing and assessment.
  • In mixed-age classes (Classes 1-3), teachers plan and deliver objectives systematically, across year groups, through the implementation of a split-input approach.
  • Practical resources are at the centre of our teaching strategies, especially in Early Years and KS1, utilising concrete, pictorial and progressing to abstract resources.
  • Independent work, through star challenges, provides opportunities for children to become fluent within strategies applied as well as developing independence.
  • Reasoning and problem solving are integral to the independent work children are provided with in order to develop their mathematical thinking.
  • Arithmetic clinic is delivered on a weekly basis with the purpose being to develop children’s arithmetic skills and stamina. Misconceptions/areas for development are identified and then explicitly taught the following week based upon the children’s needs.
  • Morning maths is delivered daily providing pupils with the opportunity to practice their fluency, reasoning and problem-solving skills relating to calculations of the four operations.


Children will:

  • Become competent and confident mathematics.
  • Develop a love for maths upholding the courage to challenge themselves within their own learning.
  • Apply their knowledge in a range of contexts, articulating their mathematical learning at a deeper level through reasoning and problem solving.

Key Maths Documents

 Helping with Maths at Home EYFS.pdfDownload
 Helping with Maths at Home Y1.pdfDownload
 Helping with Maths at Home Y2.pdfDownload
 Helping with Maths at Home Y3.pdfDownload
 Helping with Maths at Home Y4.pdfDownload
 Helping with Maths at Home Y5.pdfDownload
 Helping with Maths at Home Y6.pdfDownload
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