Our aim at Fosse Mead is to ensure all children are competent and confident mathematicians at all stages in their learning. We provide a curriculum which caters for the needs of each child and provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge for them to become successful lifelong learners. Teaching is based around the White Rose Maths resources and small steps for learning allowing all children to develop robust mathematical understanding.
Our maths lessons are focussed around our Academy Values and are designed to be fun, fast paced and engaging. We encourage all children to find joy in being challenged and to show their resilience in rising to these challenges.

Children are able to develop their understanding by moving through Fluency, Application and Problem Solving steps.


We intend for all pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics. This is where the ability to recall a key calculation fact or carry out a formal method becomes automatic due to their high level of understanding.


We intend for all pupils to be able to apply their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Problem solving

We intend for all pupils to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

For any child to be successful in their mathematics learning, they must have a strong and secure understanding of core number skills. Those children who do not are assessed using the Numbersense program of learning and receive rapid intense instruction in developing this understanding. Once this is in place, they are reassessed and moved into whole class teaching as soon as possible.

Subject Leader

Liam Johnson