Christchurch Infant School


Maths day 2022

Thank you for supporting our 2nd Maths Day on Friday 24th June.
The children once again came into school displaying their chosen digit. We had lots of fun across the school using the equipment to calculate our class totals, year group totals and finally whole school totals. The children in Kestrels class got very excited when we calculated the school total to be exactly…



Thank you to all of the children who entered our competition to create a number with their bodies. I had lots of fun looking at your creative ideas but it was hard to choose the winners!

Well done to our winners in each year group whose pictures are displayed by the school office.

Foundation - Sam and Mac the Dog from Starfish class who made number 4

Year 1 - Olivia and family from Rabbits class who made number 11

Year 2 - Noah S and family from Woodpeckers class who made number 871 on the trampoline!

The children had lots of fun completing activities linked to their chosen story books and demonstrated their amazing mathematical skills!

Maths Curriculum Evening 2.2.22

White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning

These overviews from White Rose Maths show which units of work are taught when and for how long to help you to support your child at home. However, these are not fixed and Year groups may spend longer or shorter on these blocks depending on the needs of the class. Some blocks are also moved if felt they are a better fit elsewhere in the year. The half termly project overview will let you know the blocks of learning that will be covered in maths that term. For extra support with maths at home please follow this link to the White Rose Maths website: view the calculation policy on this page. EYFSYear 1Year 2

White Rose Maths Calculation Policy

 Please use the following materials to support your child with their maths learning when at home. They include really useful models and examples and are taken directly from the White Rose website. The images and examples will show you clearly the methods we use to teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in our school.Adding and SubtractionMultiplication and division

Christchurch Infant School Maths Day 2021

Thank you for supporting our Maths Day on Friday 28th May.

It was lovely to see the creative ways children displayed their chosen digit. We had lots of fun across the school using the equipment to calculate our class totals, year group totals and finally whole school totals. Year 2 children calculated the whole school total to be...


Thank you to all of the children who entered our competition to design a number character. We really enjoyed looking at all your amazing ideas.

One winner was chosen from each year group and awarded an Orchard Toys maths game. 

Well done to…

Alice B - Foundation

Harry G – Year 1    

Lily D - Year 2

The children had lots of fun completing activities linked to their chosen story books and demonstrated their amazing mathematical skills!

Captain Tom 100 Maths Challenge

On Friday 30th April all children were invited to take part in our Captain Tom 100 maths challenge to raise money for The Captain Tom Foundation. 

Each year group were given a different maths challenge based around the number 100.

Thank you to the children who took part. We hope you had lots of fun raising money for this worthy cause. 

Christchurch Infant School Mathematics Policy 

Mathematics is an essential part of everyday life and at Christchurch Infant School we place great importance upon the acquisition of basic skills.

The Mathematics Policy below explains how we teach mathematics at our school.
Maths Policy

Maths Curriculum Statement


 At Christchurch Infant School we aim to ensure that all children

      • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics

      • are able to reason mathematically

      • can solve problems by applying their mathematics.

These skills are embedded within maths lessons and developed consistently over time.  Our intention is that all children are taught to become confident and independent mathematicians, developing a deep understanding of concepts which will enable them to apply their learning in different situations. Through mathematical talk, children will develop the ability to articulate, discuss and explain their thinking. Children are provided with the necessary resources to allow them to access the maths curriculum and they are encouraged to use these to explain their logic and reasoning. 


At Christchurch Infant School, we follow the White Rose Maths Hub Scheme of learning to ensure that all objectives are covered in each year group and that we are planning to the three key principles, outlined above, to deepen understanding. Teachers use careful questioning to draw out children’s discussions and reasoning. Independent work provides all children the means to develop their fluency further, before progressing onto more complex related problems. Teachers reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in mathematics. Lessons are appropriately differentiated to allow for this, through individual support and intervention.

In KS1 mathematical topics are taught in blocks to enable the achievement of mastery over time. Each lesson phase provides the means to achieve greater depth, with more able children being offered rich and sophisticated problems, as appropriate. In Foundation, the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach is used to develop children’s mathematical understanding, through Let’s Explore activities linked to the objectives.

Alongside the White Rose Scheme, we utilise the DfE approved Power Maths online resources to support planning and learning. All children are given the opportunity to access Mathletics at home, to embed their learning. Both resources are fully aligned to the White Rose Maths Hub Scheme. 


At Christchurch Infant School, the majority of children reach age related expectations, or above in mathematics. Through moderation of planning, lessons, books and through talking to the children, a positive attitude towards mathematics is demonstrated. Children leave Christchurch Infant School with a solid foundation in mathematics, ready and motivated to continue their learning into KS2.



We are excited to announce that we have purchased a subscription to Mathletics for every child in our  school!

Please encourage your child to access this resource at home.

Mathletics is a targeted, rewarding and captivating online learning resource, which is aligned to curriculum standards. Your child has take-home access to Mathletics - they simply sign in with their school username and  password using any compatible computer or mobile device.

The extra Mathletics practise at home can make all the difference to your child’s progress. Encourage them to  achieve a weekly target of 1000 points to earn a certificate, building through bronze, silver and gold across the school year. Children will receive their log in shortly after an introduction by their teacher in class.

For parts of the year we run a Mathletics Club and a Times Tables Club at lunchtimes. This is an opportunity for children to improve their mathematical knowledge and understanding in a fun way.

Hit the Button is a fantastic online game for learning times tables out of sequence.