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The New Maths Curriculum


In 2014, Year 1, 3, 4 and 5 began the new Maths National Curriculum. In 2015, Year 2 and 6 also began to follow the maths programmes of study. The National Curriculum Maths has now been set into 4 different domains in Year 1 - 5 and 6 different domains in Year 6:

  • Number,
  • Measurement,
  • Geometry,
  • Statistics,
  • Ratio and proportion (Y6 only) and
  • Algebra (Y6 only).


In St Christopher's, we are following the White Rose Maths plans alongside the Liverpool calculation policy. Within these maths plans, we plan, deliver and assess the objectives through daily maths lesson, basic skills and through continuous coverage of calculation skills. 


Below you will find our long term plan, year group objectives (including White Rose yearly overviews), progression maps, basic skills objectives, continuous objectives and a copy of the Maths National Curriculum.

Below you will find the progression maps for each mathematical domain.  EYFS has been colour coded to show the progression between nursery (yellow) and reception (green).

Basic Skills

Basic skills are taught on a daily basis. The sessions are used to revisit and consolidate key skills that have already been taught. Through these sessions, it provides children with the opportunity to form a solid and deep understanding of key skills. This in turn will give children a greater benefit in applying these essential skills in problem solving, investigations, reasoning and in different contexts outside of the maths lesson.



Basic skills are timetabled through weekly Esti-mysteries, daily Flashback 4 or 4 a day sessions, times table sessions for KS2 and the Mastering Number programme for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. At the start of each lesson, classes also have 'get ready' questions, which help children to use key facts and previous knowledge to help them answer the questions.  All lessons also start with a problem, which build on previous learning.

Maths National Curriculum