Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School


At Bishop Ian Ramsey, our Mathematics curriculum has been developed to ensure every child can achieve excellence in the subject.  We are committed to fostering an enthusiasm towards Maths and building children’s STEM capital; helping them to see Maths as a tool for everyday life.  It is a whole network of concepts and relationships which provide a way of viewing and making sense of the world.  It can be used to analyse and communicate information and ideas or to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems.  It provides the materials and means for creating new imaginative worlds to explore.

All year groups follow a 'mastery approach', using White Rose Maths, in line with their year group expectations. The White Rose schemes of learning take the main learning objectives from the national curriculum and break them down into teaching blocks across each term. Time is built in for maths assessments and for recapping at the end of the term.

Through enriching our curriculum with opportunities to learn both in and outside of the classroom to help develop their sense of awe and wonder, we seek to provide an opportunity for all children to ‘Shine as a light in the world’ (Philippians 2:15).

Please see below the image for important documents linked to our Maths curriculum.


Maths Vision Statement 2023-24

Maths Overview 2023-24

Maths Policy 2023-24

Calculation Policy 2023-24 - Addition and Subtraction

Calculation Policy 2023-24 - Multiplication and Division

National Curriculum and Ready to Progress Mapping 2023-24

National Curriculum Maths

Maths vocabulary list



Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at The Cai Building (fourth floor), Coble Dene, Royal Quays, North Shields, NE29 6DE.