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Maths at Eastrop

At Eastrop, we have high expectations for all of our children and believe that they can achieve highly and become confident and skilled mathematicians. We strive for all children to be curious about mathematics and to understand the importance of mathematics in their everyday lives.

Eastrop is part of the GLOW maths hub and we buy into the support of an external maths consultant, Liz Hopkins. We follow the Can-Do Maths approach written by Liz Hopkins and Steve Lomax which was introduced at Eastrop in October 2019. 

Our maths leader is Mr. Mazonowicz. He works closely with Mrs. Oldridge and Mrs. Spencer, co-leaders of maths at Southfield. 

Our Maths Vision for Eastrop

In line with the aims of the National Curriculum for Mathematics, we aim to ensure that all children gain:

  • a deep and sustainable learning in mathematics which they are able to apply to a range of contexts
  • the ability to build on previous knowledge
  • the ability to reason about a concept and make connections
  • a sound procedural and conceptual understanding
  • fluency with number
  • an ability to solve complex problems by breaking them down into smaller steps and showing resilience


We have created a progression document to show how the teaching of Mathematics changes and evolves from Nursery to the end of KS1 (ages 2-7)

Please click this link to see our Progression of document for Maths

Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge organisers are used by the children to support the CPA approach (concrete, pictorial, abstract). This is used consistently to ensure that concepts are modelled to the children using multiple representations ensuring that they have a guide to refer to in order to support independence with their mathematical learning and development. 

Please click this link to see our Year 1 Knowledge Organiser

Please click this link to see our Year 2 Knowledge Organiser

Our medium term overview

We are delighted to have joined the new CanDo Maths club initiative with our partnership school Southfield. This has been crafted for the 2019-20 academic year by Liz Hopkins and Steve Lomax.

Please click this link to read our medium term overview for maths across Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2).

Please click this link to read our medium term overview for maths in Reception.

Visual Progression Documents

We work closely in partnership with our feeder nurseries and Southfield Junior School.

Please click this link to see how we expect children's skills in addition and subtraction to progress

Please click this link to see how we expect children's skills in multiplication and division to progress

Please click this link to see how the children use the above visual concepts to develop there mathematical skills during each stage of there learning

Year 1

 Year 2

Mathematic Vocabulary

This section sets out Early Years and Key Stage 1 (KS1) maths vocabulary under the new National Curriculum. The tables can be used to check pupils’ understanding of new vocabulary introduced from age two to seven. 
The lists are intended as a guide as to what pupils should know, and are not exhaustive. Of course, key terms may be introduced earlier as a challenge for our learners, although it is also important to ensure that learning is ‘new’ and carries an ‘element of surprise’.
It is expected that key vocabulary is displayed on ‘Maths Learning Walls’ at appropriate times during the academic year, and is promoted through mathematical talk in lessons.

Please click the link for maths vocabulary

Maths at Home

All children are given a booklet designed as a resource to help you to support maths learning at home. The purpose of these books is to:

  • encourage regular maths learning at home
  • enable grown ups and children to enjoy improving maths
  • provide fun ways to support basic maths concepts at home.

Many of the games within the books require resources such as number cards, grids and items to count. Please click the link below for your child's year group resources. 


Year 1

Year 2

Encourage your child to challenge and choose from the variety of games at home. Don't forget to record the games you play in the Weekly Maths RecordColour one petal for each day they do Maths at Home, and collect a sticker from your teacher for the centre of the flower each time they complete a set of petals. 

 Parent Workshops

We work closely with our parents and carers to ensure we have a shared knowledge and  approach for mathematics

Please click this link for the Parent Workshop Powerpoint and notes

Please click this link for the Parent Workshop modelling strategies notes

Please click this link for a list of Useful Websites and Apps

 Useful Websites to Access at Home