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At De Lucy we want confident and resilient mathematicians who enjoy maths.

We aim to ensure all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly difficult problems over time, so that pupils develop a deep understanding of concepts and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, recognising relationships between problems and developing ways to justify or prove their thoughts using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics in a variety of different contexts, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions 


At De Lucy School, we follow the White Rose Scheme of Learning.

The scheme takes a mastery approach to the teaching and learning of maths. It breaks down the learning objectives from the National Curriculum into teaching blocks which are in turn broken down in to small steps/milestones that pupils need to master to secure a strong foundation of knowledge and understanding. Pupils are then able to tackle more challenging topics and problems - applying their skills and understanding to different contexts. Our approach starts with pupils using concrete resources that they can physically move, change and manipulate to help them understand the problem. As their understanding develops, pupils are expected to use both pictorial and written (abstract) methods to help them solve problems.

Additionally, in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 we are following the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) Mastering Number Programme which supports all pupils in securing firm foundations in the development of good number sense. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. This is taught through a daily teaching session of 10 to 15 minutes, in addition to the normal maths lesson.

We recognise the importance of number fluency and recall speed; oral counting and times table patterns/recall are part of daily maths lessons. Pupils are expected to revise for their Number Wizard badges in Reception and Maths Masters badges in KS1/2 whilst also making use of TTRS and Numbots.

For further information, please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/ 

Key Stage 1 & 2 Maths National Curriculum


End of KS2 maths results.

Due to Covid restrictions official SATs assessments did not take place in 2020 and 2021. As part of our school assessment procedures internal SATS assessments took place using existing SATs papers. All assessments were conducted following 2019 government assessment guidance for schools.

SATS took place in 2022. Progress in maths was in the top 25% of schools in England.







Internal SATs 









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Pupil Voice

Our aim at De Lucy is for pupils to be confident, resilient mathematicians who enjoy maths. Here are some of our pupils’ responses when talking about maths in October 2021.


We was making patterns. You can use colours, it might look like blue, green, blue.

Year 1

I like getting smarter and helping my friends.

Year 2

I like adding… sometimes it gets tricky so I cross it and try again.

Year 3

It makes us smart- we are getting better and better.

I use our resource boxes to help with exchanging when subtracting.

I learnt lots in Year 2 and now it’s easier in Year 3.

Year 4

I love maths, it’s my best subject, it’s fun.

Year 5

I like maths, I like the hard bits.

I really like ‘Flash Back 4’, it is exciting to see if you have got it right.

Year 6

If I get stuck, I come back to it and give it another go – I can ask my partner to help.

I am really pleased that I can do long division now.

How parents can help

Support your child/ren to develop rapid mental recall of number facts by encouraging regular use of Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots at home.

Please visit the Home learning page for more information.

 Partnership links - South East Maths Hub

De Lucy School is a member of the London South East Maths Hub, which is part of a collaborative national network of 35 hubs that bring together mathematical educational professions to develop and spread excellent practice. We are now in our third year of working with the hub.

In 2021/22, we took  part in the Mastering Number Programme offered  by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and the Maths Hubs Network. This was a large-scale nationwide programme for teachers of pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, designed to help children embed good number sense. We have continued to deliver this programme at De Lucy in 2022/23.


White Rose Calculation Policies:

Year 4 - Multiplication Timestables Check (MTC)

In the summer term, Year 4 will be taking part in the Multiplication Timetables Check. This is a government statutory requirement for all pupils in Year 4.  The purpose of the Multiplication Timetables Check is to assess if your child can confidently recall their timetables up to 12.

The government has written a useful information guide for parents. 

At school, children learn their timetables as part of the maths curriculum. We have also built in regular practise sessions in Key stage 2 during the school week.

At home, please continue to support your child in learning their timetables. Each child has their own log on to the Times Table Rock Star App and is expected to practise daily for 10 minutes as part of their homework.  Your child’s log on can be found in their timetable practice book which comes home daily.

Subject leader

Miss Latham


Page updated 18th January 2023


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