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Maths at Pool C of E Primary

Why Teach Mathematics?

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore 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.

Jan 2018

We are very proud of the changes we've already made to our maths curriculum this year. Have a look below, to find out about our new initiatives, resources and opportunities for all.

Summary of maths successes this year


  • Staff training on Times Tables Rock Stars, STOPS Problem Solving, Bar Modelling and Numicon, Rods and Tracks

  • Set up accessible practical resources in classrooms to support pupils’ independence and confidence

  • Introduced TTRS and STOPS to our pupils

  • Engaged with other schools in our cluster in methods of Mastery

  • Taken part in training for ‘Deepening Understanding of Number’ for EYFS through the Maths Hub

  • Visited a school outside our cluster to learn about workshops teaching Maths in EYFS in gender groups

  • Updated our Maths and Calculations Policies (to be ratified by Govs, Feb 2018) 


New Maths Policy Jan 2018 - explains why, when and how we teach maths at Pool.

Maths Newsletters 2017-2018