Our Christian Values and Distinctiveness, alongside our School Mission Statement of ‘Learning, Growing and Inspiring through God’s Love and Grace’, are at the heart of our curriculum and all that we do at Samlesbury.


At Samlesbury CE Primary School we provide a mathematics curriculum that enables children to engage in a pragmatic and creative way, fostering an enjoyment and curiosity of number and mathematical concepts.  We understand that fluency underpins reasoning and problem solving and our curriculum and whole school approach reflects this.

During a pupils’ time at Samlesbury CE Primary School, we provide a maths curriculum that is ambitious, challenging, stimulating and aspirational to all abilities of children.  We ensure that all learners develop:

  • Fluency
  • Reasoning
  • Problem Solving

We aim to provide children with a range of mathematical challenges and provide them with the opportunity to:

  • Explore and manipulate different resources in lessons.
  • Apply their mathematical and problem-solving skills practically, to enable them to become competent and assertive mathematicians in ‘every day’ situations.
  • Become confident numerate children who can apply their skills in other subjects.
  • Develop a financial understanding and the value of money.
  • Have instant recall of important number facts.
  • Foster an enjoyment of mathematics, number and problem solving.


Mathematics is taught daily.  In our EYFS curriculum, mathematics is covered in the ‘Mathematics’ Area of Learning.  Mathematics is taught as an interconnected subject throughout the school where children are given the opportunity to apply their mathematical knowledge to other subjects.  Lessons are planned with a mastery approach - providing opportunities for pupils to develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving.  We have translated the aims of the National Curriculum to ensure we have a curriculum that is both comprehensive and supportive.  We teach in a sequence that builds upon children’s prior learning and understanding while allowing for the flexibility to address misconceptions and provide challenge. 


The impact of this mathematics curriculum is that children will be mathematically competent, preparing them for the practicalities of a mathematics in everyday life and mathematics learning in KS3 and beyond. The children’s learning in mathematics is assessed informally within each lesson which provides children with feedback in line with our school marking policy and enables teachers to plan subsequent lessons to suit the needs of their class and individual children.  These judgements inform planning, deployment of adult support, use of resources and challenge to those children working at a greater depth. 

More formal summative tests are used at intervals during the term - based on our curriculum intent - to gauge an understanding of each child’s ability to supplement teacher formative assessment and to assess how pupils apply their learning independently.  This is fed into the current assessment framework used by Samlesbury CE Primary School to enable analysis and scrutiny and is reported formally to parents at the end of each academic year, as well as during parent meetings throughout the year.  Our rigorous assessment enables us to identify those children who would benefit from intervention opportunities and areas that need to be addressed.  The progress of each child will be tracked throughout their time at Samlesbury CE Primary.


Click here to see the National Curriculum for Maths


Curriculum Overview

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