Ladycross Infant and Nursery School


The language of mathematics is international. The basic skills of mathematics are vital for the life opportunities of our children. Our aim is for all children to think mathematically, enabling them to reason, solve problems and assess risk in a range of contexts.

At Ladycross Infant and Nursery School our mathematics curriculum has been developed to ensure that every child can achieve excellence in maths. Children experience a sense of awe and wonder as they solve a problem for the first time, discover different solutions and make links between different areas of mathematics. It provides pupils with a deep understanding of the subject through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This ensures that pupils fully understand what they are learning.

Key features of our Maths Mastery curriculum:

  • High expectations for every child
  • Number sense and place value come first
  • Focus on mathematical thinking and language
  • Resources to support
  • Problem solving is central
  • Building fluency
  • Calculate with confidence– understand why it works

We aim to enable all pupils to achieve a mastery of essential knowledge and skills in mathematics. Pupils will develop a deeper understanding of maths by utilising a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach.


  •  To foster positive attitudes, fascination and excitement of discovery through the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts.
  • To ensure pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, developing conceptual knowledge and an ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • To ensure that pupils can reason mathematically and solve problems
  • For our children to develop a ‘can do’ attitude and perceive themselves as mathematicians.
  • To broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in the wider world.
  • To deepen knowledge and understanding of complex mathematical concepts through effective questioning and challenge.
  • For our children to use and understand mathematical language and recognise its importance as a language for communication and thinking.
  • To implement the current legal requirements of the Foundation Stage (FS) and the National Curriculum (NC).

Victoria Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG10 5JD