We endeavour to ensure that children at Ducklington develop a positive, confident and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics . We aim to provide engaging and hands on maths lessons which give children a deeper understanding and a strong foundation to build on.

The National Curriculum

The main areas in the programme of study for mathematics are number, measurement, geometry, statistics, ratio and proportion and algebra. There are also three core aims of the curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. The curriculum aims to give children a deep and meaningful understanding of the different areas of mathematics and the ability to apply their knowledge confidently in a range of contexts.

Details of the programmes of study can be found at the link below:

It is essential to keep key maths fundamentals, such as times tables and number facts, “on the boil” through the year in order that children can solve progressively complex problems and improve their ‘mastery’ of the subject. Class teachers regularly create opportunities to reinforce these key areas.

Our calculation policy can be found at the link below:



We have specially trained members of staff who deliver effective one to one or small group maths interventions twice a week to enable pupils to make accelerated progress and catch up with their peers. These interventions are usually in addition to daily class mathematics lessons.


I dared myself to keep going with my maths. I dared to put my hand up and answer the question. I discovered I could learn my seven times tables. I did the hardest maths challenge.



Resources to help your child

Times Tables Rockstars


Other websites that you may find helpful are: