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At Shiremoor Primary School we follow the statutory guidance from the National Primary Curriculum for Mathematics. 

Our maths provision aims to create a culture of high achievement in maths which leads to confident children who master the key concepts of fluency of calculation, logical reasoning and problem solving. We use the Big Maths Programme to support learning and track progress.  


Why have we chosen to use Big Maths?


  • Clear progression across year groups

  • Objectives are matched to the National Curriculum 

  • Improve mental maths skills and wider maths skills across school

  • Common vocabulary and methods are taught throughout school

  • Insists on every child learning and making progress

  • Clearly defined end points


Big Maths Yearly Overviews 





 For more information on Big Maths, please access our 'Big Maths at Shiremoor' page below.


Statutory Assessments 

Children in Years 2 and 6 also sit the National Curriculum SAT Tests towards the end of the academic year. A link to sample test papers and guidance on how each SAT test is administered is available below. 

Sample SATs assessment papers.



Children are constantly assessed every lesson through the marking of work, observations, teacher and pupil feedback, children’s own self-assessment and through peer assessment. From Year 1 onwards, Children receive a personalised challenge question which either consolidates a child’s learning or extends their learning through reasoning and problem solving.

Through The Big Maths Programme, children are assessed weekly in CLIC, SAFE and Learn Its. These assessments are then used to inform planning and intervention moving forward.