At Hemlington Hall Academy, Mathematics is a creative and enjoyable subject. We strongly believe that Maths is essential to everyday life, it is critical to science, technology and engineering, and provides children with life skills needed in the wider world after leaving primary education and beyond. With this is mind, we offer our children at Hemlington Hall Academy a high-quality mathematics education which provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.


  • All children to be fluent, brave and logical mathematicians who display a love for the subject and understand its ‘real life’ value – our golden thread.
  • That children become ‘elegant’ mathematicians: children are able to manipulate and transfer their knowledge, being able calculate and solve problems in the most efficient way. Always starting from “What do I see? What do I notice? What do I know?”
  • All children will be secure in the key age related content ensuring they are able to build learning progressively from year to year. Children will be ‘key stage ready’.
  • We believe that all children, when introduced to a new concept, should have the opportunity to build competency by taking the approach of understanding concrete, pictorial representations first to support children’s abstract methods.
  • At Hemlington Hall Academy, our Maths Curriculum is designed to underpin the mathematical demands within the Science Curriculum. Our Science Curriculum (STEM Learning Solutions) is fully aligned to the objectives in the Maths Curriculum and the skills taught support children’s understanding of what is happening (LKS2) and why it is happening (UKS). 
  • To use the outdoor environment effectively to bring mathematical concepts to life.
  • To use data effectively to support children’s next steps in learning and to address any refinements needed to curriculum content and plans. 

Fluency is key to becoming a successful mathematician. It is for this reason that we ensure children work from a basic understanding of fluency to varied fluency before tackling problem-solving. We have a structured, whole school approach to problem-solving once children have mastered the underlying content of an area of maths. Our pedagogical approach to teaching mathematics provides a platform for oracy: lessons a reasoning-rich learning experiences for children, with reasoning and discussion throughout to ensure children are thinking deeply about their learning.

Subject Leader: Mrs Knox

Our Maths Curriculum

Maths Curriculum Overviews by Year Group

Maths Medium Term Planning by Year Group


Assessment is a key part of our approach to Maths and we see it as fulfilling these roles:

  • To assess what pupils know.
  • To identify gaps in their knowledge.
  • To assess the effectiveness of our maths curriculum.

We have a robust system of assessment whereby pupils complete low-stakes mini-assessments after each block of learning. These mini-assessments are linked to our whole-trust Maths objectives include a ‘greater depth’ question to help us identify and monitor higher attainers.

Following an assessment lesson, we have a day where we ‘pause’ our curriculum and address gaps identified by the mini-assessments. During this pause lesson, higher attainers receive a dedicated greater depth lesson to ‘stretch’ their thinking.

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