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Maths at Hythe Bay

Hythe Bay Church of England Primary School strives to switch children on to learning through outstanding teaching and care. Children who are switched on to learning become confident, connected and creative. Every single child matters to us and the Christian values of love, compassion, tolerance and forgiveness underpin all that we do.


Our intent, which is at the centre of our approach to the teaching of mathematics at Hythe Bay, is the unwavering belief that all children have the potential to succeed. We believe that all children need a deep understanding of the mathematics they are learning so that: future mathematical learning is built on solid foundations. We want all children to develop a positive attitude to maths and become fluent and secure across the breadth of the curriculum. We implement this through the teaching of a mastery curriculum. We regularly assess the impact through teacher and PIXL assessment to evaluate gaps in knowledge and plan relevant interventions.


The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language

  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions. 


Maths for all children should be meaningful. Where possible, concepts are taught in the context of real life. We aim to offer children experiences of becoming fluent in mathematical skills and then allow them to see the relevance of maths by allowing them to develop these skills in real life problem solving tasks. Children are encouraged to talk about their maths work, explaining what they have done and the strategies they used.


At Hythe Bay we follow the White Rose Maths Hub schemes of learning. Details of these can be found on our website.  

When planning lessons, teachers follow the cycle of ‘concrete’, pictorial, abstract’ and this guidance aims to set out examples of how we develop children’s skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using this cycle of teaching across the school.


Our calculation guides contains an overview of the methods your child will learn for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We hope that this will enable you to support their mathematical development at home.​

For times tables table PiXL App, please click below to download

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