Maths Intent

At Chellaston Infant School we want our children to have a good foundation for understanding the world, an appreciation of the beauty and power of maths, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about maths.  When working as mathematicians children will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems.  Children will have a positive attitude towards maths, be resilient and take risks when applying their mathematical skills in everyday life.

Maths Recovery Plans


The Department for Education has published a priority curriculum that identifies the most important elements of mathematics and how to build progression in these from Y1 to Y6. As a result, these have been prioritised in our own progression documents which use the published scheme ‘Power Maths’.

Using the long-term plan

Each class will work through the prioritised units of work. Through assessment, teachers will identify if it is necessary to use the ‘support’ unit of work, if children are finding the unit difficult. The long-term plan will then have to be adapted for that class to then continue with the units identified in the long-term plan. Split inputs where possible will be led by the class teaching assistant for the SEND children, these units will relate to what the rest of the class are doing but go back to essential prior learning as identified in the guidance.

Maths in Reception

Maths in Year 1

Maths in Year 2