Our Maths Curriculum

At Newington, we want all of our pupils to develop a love for Mathematics leading to a deep understanding. Newington pupils pride themselves on their ‘can do’, positive attitude to all of their learning, including Mathematics. Our 5 part mastery flow model helps to broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in real life, enabling our pupils to use and understand mathematical language and recognise its importance as a language for communication and thinking. We also have a strong ethos throughout the academy to develop children’s oracy skills and use of mathematical language. At Newington Academy, we pride ourselves on our use of media to promote this. Mathematics helps us to understand and change the World, and we want to provide all of our pupils at Newington Academy with the opportunity to be a part of this. Our children will leave Newington as inquisitive problem solvers who can reason and communicate mathematically.

“Life is a math equation. In order to gain the most, you have to know how to convert negatives into positives.” - anonymous.

“It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way - even if you don't solve it at the end of the day.” -Andrew Wiles

Our drivers

  • Independence – Are pupils able and willing to steer their own learning?

  • Collaboration – Can pupils work alongside others in a supportive climate?

  • Creativity - Do pupils have the chance to approach tasks differently?

  • Expression – Are there opportunities to express individuality?

Check out our 'Mastery in Motion' video to see what our curriculum looks like for our children!

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Here are some of our Year 5 children explaining their Maths learning.


We want to make mathematics Exciting, Relevant and Easy for the children in our academy.

The key expectations of the AET curriculum mirrors that of the national curriculum for mathematics

1. Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

2. Reason mathematically.

3. Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems.

The curriculum is made up of 15 units of work. The AET curriculum consists of units based around 15 mathematical behaviours.

To support pupils to ‘make rich connections across mathematical ideas’, the content of the curriculum for each year group is broken down into 15 annual units, which develop specific mathematical behaviours alongside age-appropriate knowledge and skills. This map applies explicitly from Year 2 to Year 6.