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Mathematics at The Minster

As a school, we follow the Can Do Maths scheme of work. This approach is designed to teach mathematics using small learning steps, allowing children develop their mathematical knowledge and deepen their understanding. In every maths lesson, the children are exposed to a new step of learning. They then have an MOT session (Maths On Track), which recaps previous learning from earlier in the year.


In Foundation Stage, the children focus on number recognition and counting. The children learn how to join two groups together and count on/back. The children also learn how to double and half numbers, using concrete resources. The children are also able to explore maths in their environment, through simple shapes, capacity, patterns and length.


In Key Stage One, children begin to work with slightly larger numbers and are introduced to a wider range of mathematical vocabulary. By the end of Key Stage One, the children are beginning to develop simple times tables and use different methods for addition and subtraction.


In Key Stage Two, children will practise their multiplication tables up to 12 x 12. The multiplication tables are practised daily, in a variety of ways. As children progress through KS2, they are working with larger numbers in a range of contexts, such as money and measure. The children are exposed to a wide range of problem solving questions and activities. They are also converting between fractions, percentages and decimals.

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