Picture of a whiteboard all about division and fractions
Wall display about maths

The Mathematics curriculum at Cononley Primary School provides our children with the knowledge, skills and understanding to become fluent and confident mathematical problem solvers. Children are taught to think and reason mathematically, applying skills efficiently and fluently to come to an accurate answer to problems. Mathematics at Cononley Primary School aims to provide children with an understanding of the world around them and inspire a curiosity and enjoyment of the subject. 

What our pupils will learn (intent) 

At Cononley Primary School, we use the White Rose Maths schemes of work to deliver the National Curriculum for Mathematics. Please click the links below to download the White Rose Schemes of Learning and progression documents for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  

Please click here to access the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 

Please click here to access the White Rose Maths Scheme of Learning for EYFS

Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS): Years 1, 2 & 3

KIRFS are the key mathematics facts which children need to learn by heart. They provide a solid foundation for all other learning in mathematics.  Examples of key mathematics facts include times tables and number bonds. The ability to recall these facts quickly and accurately will significantly improve  your child's understanding in mathematics. KIRFS are practised weekly in school from Years 1 to 3 and are also sent home to reinforce learning. 

Years 4 , 5 & 6

In Years 4 & 5, pupils regularly practise the times tables they have learned to ensure  that they are able to recall instantly all the multiplication and division facts for every times table up to 12 x12. In Year 6, pupils continue to practise multiplication and division facts if they  are not secure. 

How the Mathematics Curriculum will be taught to our pupils (implementation)

Pupils are taught in mixed age classes in Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. In Key Stage 2, pupils are taught in single year groups. 

Progression and Assessment


Regular observations and assessments are recorded using an on-line journal called Tapestry. This information then contributes to a summative assessment at the end of EYFS using the Early Years Outcomes for Number and Numerical Patterns.

Key Stage 1 and 2

Ongoing assessments take place in each lesson and this informs the planning for the next lesson. There is an emphasis on breaking down the learning into small, achievable steps. End of unit assessments are completed by each child. In the summer term of Year 2, children complete a national Statutory Assessment Test in  Mathematics (KS1). 

 In Key Stage 2, as well as completing end of unit assessments, summative assessments take place in the Autumn and Summer terms. In Year 4, children take a national  Multiplication Tables Check in the summer term and in Year 6, children complete national Statutory Assessment Tests in  Mathematics (KS2). 


In 2019 (the last recorded data due to the Covid 19 pandemic) 81%  (14% at Greater Depth) of pupils  in Key Stage 1 achieved age related expectations in Maths compared with 76% (22% at Greater Depth) nationally. 

In 2019, 90% (33% at Greater Depth) of pupils in Key Stage 2 achieved age related expectations in Maths, compared with 79% (27% at Greater Depth) nationally.