Mathematics is the science that deals with the logic of shape, quantity and arrangement. Mathematics is all around us, in everything we do. It is the building block for everything in our daily lives, including mobile devices, architecture (ancient and modern), art, money, engineering, and even sports.

National Curriculum Mathematics

At Landgate School, key stages one, two and three follow the National Curriculum and cover the following areas of learning:

  • Number
  • Geometry
  • Measure (length, mass, capacity)
  • Statistics
  • Position and motion
  • Finance
  • Time

Throughout our curriculum we aim to ensure that our learners enjoy learning mathematics by providing opportunities to:

  • Experience the sense of pride that comes from solving a problem or a mathematical puzzle.
  • Have their curiosity stimulated by thinking of their own questions and investigating mathematical situations.
  • Develop perseverance through trial and error.
  • Develop deductive reasoning, which includes reasoning logically and systematically.

The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:


Primary key stage one and two

At Landgate, primary learners are assessed against Primary Learning Ladders which encompass The P Scales (stages 1-9) and National Curriculum Year expectations (stages 10-15).

Primary classes participate in at least three times weekly Mathematics sessions enabling them to acquire, develop and apply their learning. Primary Mathematics is planned and delivered by the lead teacher.

Secondary key stage three four and Post 16

In Key stage three, learners are assessed against Flight Paths which are a breakdown of P scales and National Curriculum year expectations. Learners are placed onto a pathway dependent on their mathematical development; ensuring personalised learning.

Mathematics in key stages four and five is planned and delivered around accredited units of work that are suited to learners’ mathematical development, but still set challenges.

Within key stages three and four Mathematics is planned and delivered by a secondary Mathematics teacher.

Within key stage five, learners access the community regularly, applying measuring and tessellation to woodwork, measure through cooking to apply their mathematics skills and knowledge. Learners are assessed in line with their accreditation assessments.