Copley Primary School


At Copley Primary school, we aim for all of our children to become successful mathematicians. Maths is seen as a vital and integral part of our school curriculum. We want children to develop skills that will set them up with the correct skills for use in later life. We want our children to learn and develop a variety of strategies and concepts; both mental and written that will enable them to tackle a wide range of practical and investigative problems. Our children are encouraged to adopt and apply new vocabulary to explain their mathematical thinking.


How is maths taught?


The structure of our maths lessons is quite unique at Copley! We follow an approach taken from Shanghai that allows for 'Same-day Intervention' (SDI) to take place during the maths lesson. Our first maths lesson is at 9.00 - 9.40am followed by a 20 minute whole school assembly. During this time slot, children who need extra support take part in intervention groups led by the class teacher. This high quality, immediate intervention allows for children to 'keep up' rather than 'catch up'. Our second maths lesson is then held from 10.00 - 10.30am. We feel the structure of our maths lessons allows for all children to make progress and develop a love of maths!



We follow the White Rose Maths small steps.

Below you can find the unit progression for each year group and the links to the National Curriculum.

At Copley Primary school, we aim to encapsulate the five big ideas of Mastery, taken from the NCETM, in to our maths planning and progression. See these and a small description of each one underneath.



Maths at Copley - National curriculum progression maps

 KS1 Progression Map - Version 3.pdfDownload
 LKS2 Progression map.pdfDownload
 UKS2 - Progression Map 1.pdfDownload
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Mastering Number

This year, we began Mastering Number across Reception and KS1. Mastering Number is taught in quick burst sessions, usually at the end of the day. The Mastering Number project aims to secure good numbersense in all children across Reception and KS1. We hope, that by using this programme in school, children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and confidence and flexibility with number.

Five big ideas of Mastery:


White Rose Maths small steps and National Curriculum Progression: