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Ellen Wilkinson
Primary School


Maths at EWPS

Mathematics at Ellen Wilkinson follows a cyclical approach. Topics are taught and revisited several times over the course of the year to ensure consolidation and mastery are achieved. We aim to challenge all pupils to achieve to the best of their abilities.

We use the Collins Busy Ants Scheme of Work for Mathematics. This scheme promotes children's reasoning skills and we have seen a big improvement so far!

EWPS Maths Day! 

We held a Maths day on the 18th October 2017. The theme was Maths in the context of food and drink, which provided pupils with an engaging way to explore a range of mathematical concepts and see the use of Maths in everyday activities.  Pupils took part in activities ranging  from comparing the mass of different fruits and vegetables, to finding fractions of amounts when making fruit kebabs.

During the day, pupils also had the opportunity to take part in Maths trails and treasure hunts.They thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

Here are some pictures from the event:

How we teach maths

At Ellen Wilkinson Primary School, we follow the Collins Busy Ants Mathematics scheme of work. This is a cohesive programme of study that ensures progression and mastery in Mathematics. There are many opportunities for application of skills to real life contexts in order to ensure fluency in reasoning. We also explicitly teach arithmetic skills.

How we know your child is succeeding

Throughout every Mathematics lesson, we use a range of assessment for learning  strategies to check children’s understanding and quickly identify any misconceptions. These are then targeted through in class support and additional support outside of class. At the end of each lesson, teachers assess whether or not the children have met the learning focus for the lesson and this feeds in to future planning and intervention. Children are formally assessed four times a year, whereby teachers track whether or not they are on target to meet the age related expectations for their year group.  In addition, a number of assessment tasks take place, which informs teachers’ judgements.

Curriculum map and key documents

Maths Overview Foundation
Maths Overview Year 1
Maths Overview Year 2
Maths Overview Year 3
Maths Overview Year 4
Maths Overview Year 5
Maths Overview Year 6

Maths Calculation Policy

If you would like to find out more information please contact:


Marie Feeney

Maths Leader