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At Pannal we aim to provide a high-quality maths education, enabling our children to master life-long skills and an enjoyment of the subject. We strive to create learners who are mathematically fluent, problem solvers, articulate and children who feel challenged and supported. Over time, we encourage children to develop a ‘growth mindset’ and to learn from their mistakes.

The National Curriculum provides the content for each year group and teachers use White Rose Maths as our primary resource to support the planning, delivery and assessment of learning.

At Pannal, we have agreed a selection of Maths Mastery common approaches:

  • small steps for learning
  • a range of representations for varied fluency
  • tight definitions of key vocabulary
  • stem sentences
  • support and challenge for all
  • concrete > pictorial > abstract
  • our teacher judgement determines rate of progression through the curriculum


This was decided following feedback from staff having trialled many accepted maths mastery practices. We worked collaboratively to shape our approach to maths across the school and took time to reflect on our practice and pedagogy to recognise which approaches had the most impact on the children. 

Core concepts are built from early years and as children progress through the school, knowledge and mathematical vocabulary are repeatedly revisited and developed. Progression of the four operations (+ - x ÷) and representations used in each year group can be found in the documents below.

Procedural and conceptual fluency is developed alongside the opportunity for children to apply their learning in problem-solving and reasoning contexts. In addition to this, children work through a ‘Maths Passport’ which develops their knowledge and rapid recall of key maths facts for each year group. A summary of these can also be found below.  

  • Maths Passports

    From EYFS children use our Maths Passports to build a bank of maths facts that they can learn by heart and remember quickly.

    Children work on the objectives in 6 areas: counting, place-value, addition & subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions. As skills are sequential, you child will need to complete the objectives for one year group before moving onto the next. 

    Children work with someone from home, making sure they can recall the facts quickly (for most children this should be less than 3 seconds), and asking an adult to tick off when you have achieved a target.  They aim to spend 5-10 minutes each day working on the passport targets. 

    We also spend time in school working on children's mental maths skill and ticking off objectives as they complete them.