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Mathematics at Stonehill


At Stonehill School we see mathematics as a journey that is achieved through exploration and investigation, clarification, practice and application. Mathematics is essential to everyday life and our aim is to ensure children:

  • Can solve every day real life problems e.g. timetables, receipts, time keeping and data,
  • Have an understanding of their finances,
  • Can access further education and employment,
  • Have an understanding of the world of engineering and technology.


At Stonehill we aim to teach mathematics using a mastery approach to ensure that pupils have a deep learning that can be transferred and applied in different contexts. We intend to do this by:

  • Ensuring our children have access to a high quality mathematics curriculum that is both challenging and enjoyable.
  • Providing our children with a variety of mathematical opportunities, which will enable them to make the connections in learning needed to enjoy greater depth in learning.
  • Ensuring children are confident mathematicians who are not afraid to take risks.
  • Fully developing independent learners with inquisitive minds who have secure mathematical foundations and an interest in self-improvement
  •  Developing mathematicians that can calculate fluently.


When introduced to a key new concept pupils are encouraged to physically represent mathematical concepts. Objects and pictures are used to demonstrate and visualise abstract ideas, alongside numbers and symbols.


Concrete – children have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand and explain what they are doing.

Pictorial – children then build on this concrete approach by using pictorial representations, which can then be used to reason and solve problems.

Abstract – With the foundations firmly laid, children can move to an abstract approach using numbers and key concepts with confidence.

Intent, Implementation and Impact

Mathematics Programmes of Study


Below you can find information about the Mathematics programmes of study for each year group.