East Acton Primary School "Growing Together"

Intent - Our Curriculum

At East Acton Primary School, we provide a high quality mathematics education for all pupils with an ambitious, engaging, and inspiring maths curriculum.

Our mathematics curriculum focuses on pupils becoming fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics which include number, geometry, measurements and statistics. 


The curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced so that the new knowledge and skills are built on what has been taught before and towards clearly defined end points. The curriculum sets out the structure for its aims to be implemented so that pupils gain essential mathematical knowledge at each stage of learning. By developing their fluency, reasoning mathematically and solving rich and complex problems, the learning becomes sustainable.


Early Years - Reception


“Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process, however. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments.”

                                                          (Development Matters, 2006)


We recognise the importance and the impact the early years' experiences have on children's reading ability, general education and social progress later in their lives. Our objective is to ensure that all children in Reception develop firm mathematical foundation that is appropriate for their age. 


We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework and provide varied opportunities for pupils to developing a strong grounding in number and their precise use of mathematical vocabulary from which mastery of mathematics is built.


Key Stage 1 and 2


The content of the curriculum is taught in a logical progression and systematically for all pupils to acquire the intended knowledge and skills. For that reason, Number and Place Value is taught fully and explicitly in Autumn 1 for all pupils to build a solid skill foundation in this domain, required for their further successful learning of calculation methods (using all four operations) in Autumn 2 and Spring term. After grasping the knowledge and skills in the Number domains, pupils can effectively use and apply these skills in the domains of Statistics, Measurements and Geometry.  At each stage, this structure enables the evaluation of pupils’ knowledge and skills against those expectations and for immediate interventions to address any gaps in learning.  (Refer to the ‘Curriculum Coverage’ document for details.)