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Intent for Mathematics


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In Mathematics we intend to provide a curriculum that challenges and caters for the needs of all our children. We want every child to develop a secure understanding and love of Mathematics which will equip them with the skills of calculation, reasoning and problem solving that they will need throughout their lives. We want to develop a child's ability to be resilient and financially responsible so that they can flourish in our community and beyond, going on to be successful in their next stage of learning.


Implementation for Mathematics
In the Foundation Stage, our children are provided with many exciting practical and “hands on” activities that take place indoors and outdoors to develop and improve their mathematical skills. The staff use their knowledge and expertise to plan for a high quality learning environment which provides children with lots of opportunities to explore different aspects of number and shape, space and measures, develop their mathematical language and learn new concepts. The Staff work from the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework/ Development Matters.
Throughout Key Stages 1 and 2 we follow the School Improvement Liverpool Scheme, which builds on skills of Number, supplemented by White Rose Maths and NCETM Mastery Documents to teach a broad and challenging Mathematics curriculum.
Mathematics is delivered through both discrete lessons and through opportunities for purposeful cross curricular links. In addition to the daily Maths lesson we have a 15 minute Basic Skills session that takes place prior to the start of the lesson. The basic skills are practised continually to ensure that the children secure the building blocks in mathematical learning.
To develop fluency in mathematics the children need to secure a conceptual understanding and efficiency in procedural approaches. We use a systemic approach to ensure that the children make connections between concrete materials, models and images, mathematical language, symbolic relationships and prior learning. We ensure that the children have opportunities to practise the key skills whilst building the understanding and knowledge to transfer these skills to more complex contexts. We incorporate challenge for all through varied and high quality activities with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Children are encouraged to explain their choice of methods and use mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain workings.



The impact of the teaching of Mathematics at Norman Pannell is that our children:

  • develop a love of maths
  • are competent in their age related basic skills and have improved their rapid recall of times table facts
  • are confident resilient learners
  • can use appropriate mathematical vocabulary to explain their reasoning in solving problems
  • understand the importance of maths in other subjects and that it is an important skill for life.
  • through pupil voice, show that they are enjoying being challenged in lessons.

The quality of teaching and learning in maths is assessed in a variety of ways at Norman Pannell, including: learning walks, lesson observations, pupil interviews and book scrutiny. NFER tests are used in Key Stages 1 and 2.



Liverpool Maths Curriculum - School Improvement Liverpool Summary

Number Day 7th February

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Dress Up For Digits Day. The children enjoyed lots of Maths activities and had fun with numbers. We raised £206 for the NSPCC.

Maths Party Day 2019


Please find below the resources for the Liverpool Maths Party.  Each padlet links to other themed web banks.

Dragon’s Den 2019: Year of the Environment

This year, to celebrate and promote the Liverpool City Region’s Year of the Environment, the Dragons invited schools to present a game or app with a Maths focus linked to one of the published themes of the Year of the Environment campaign.

A huge congratulations to the children in Years 4 and 5 for reaching the final of the competition with their board game.  They will now have to face the dragons and will be expected to show their designs and prototype of their game and give details of how it supports Maths and fits with one of the themes this year. Fingers crossed and watch this space...

Maths at Work - How do you use Maths?


The ambassadors are busy at the moment interviewing members of our school community about the role Maths plays in their everyday jobs (photographs to follow).

We believe that maths is a skill for life and allows us to interact withe the world around us. We would like to hear some of your examples of how you've used maths at home and in work.

Year 1 and 2 Maths breakfast

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Thank you to all the parents and carers that joined us for maths breakfast this morning. The children enjoyed showing you the activities and playing maths games.

Check out our Estimation Stations

We have been developing our skills of estimation in school by introducing estimation stations. Have you had a go at the challenges in your classroom?

Happy estimating!

Maths Games Club

The Maths Ambassadors have been playing a range of games with the children in Key stage 1
Key Stage 2 were visited by staff from HMRC. They have been finding out about who pays tax and what taxes pay for. The children had great fun working in groups making important decisions as 'Chancellor of the Exchequer' for the day!
As part of Maths Party Day and our work towards the Liverpool Counts Quality Mark, our school Maths Ambassadors visited the Big Little Library in Belle Vale. The children and parents had the opportunity to play a range of Maths games and puzzles with the ambassadors from Gateacre School. Everyone had a fantastic time!
Maths Monopoly at Gateacre School
The children in Year 5 visited Gateacre School to play 'Maths Monopoly' with their ambassadors on Maths Party Day.

Maths Party Day 2017

On 7th July 2017 Liverpool Learning Partnership will be holding its second annual Maths Party Day in schools and children’s centres across the city.  The purpose of the Party Day is to celebrate Maths and its relevance to our lives.  Liverpool Learning Partnership has developed Virtual Party Bags (below) for schools to provide activities (online and offline) for families to enjoy at home.

We will be holding a competition for children, parents and staff to share their experiences of how they have used Maths/Numeracy in their everyday life or work life.

Watch this space to see what we got up to on Maths Party Day ...

Dragon's Den - Liverpool Counts Quality Mark

The children in Key Stage 2 have been taking part in a Dragon's Den competition as part of the Liverpool Counts Quality Mark. They have been designing Maths Board Games and Maths Apps. We had several fantastic entries, but unfortunately could only submit one! We wish this child in Year 5 the best of luck!




My Money Week 12th - 18th June 2017


My Money Week is a national activity week for schools that provides a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence in money matters to thrive in our society. 

The children participated in a range of activities:

  • Designing coins and notes for the future
  • P4C 'Can money buy happiness?'
  • Debate - Do we still need the penny?
  • Data handling - Pocket money survey
  • Designing and making money boxes
  • Comic strip - Journey of a £10 note
  • Researching other words that could be used instead of money and the history of them.





Young Enterprise

This week,  Years 4, 5 & 6 took part in a full day Young Enterprise Global Workshop.

The children completed a series of hands-on tasks designed around the theme of global trade which provided an opportunity for pupils to apply skills for learning, life and work.

They used a world map and a long distance meal activity to appreciate that the countries of the world export goods and services in order to fulfil other countries’ needs and wants. A fun and fast-paced trading game introduced the complexities of global trade between countries at different levels of economic development. The pupils then worked in mixed age group teams to invent a product to export to a fantasy country. They created a marketing plan and presented their ideas at a product launch in front of the class of journalists.

Maths Breakfast Mornings
Parents and carers have been invited into school this week to take part in the launch of our 'Maths Breakfast' mornings and play maths games/activities and solve problems with their child(ren) and class teacher while enjoying a cup of tea/coffee and a bacon sandwich. Take a look at our photographs below...

Liverpool Counts Quality Mark

Norman Pannell Primary is delighted to be accepted onto the next cohort of schools in Liverpool, undertaking an exciting project called the Liverpool Counts Quality Mark.

The aim of the project is to promote and develop the philosophy of ‘Numeracy For Life’ which is all about developing positive attitudes to Maths and recognising that Maths is all around us. It is an essential life skill that we all need.


The aims of the project are:​

  •  to raise the profile of Numeracy / Mathematics
  • to change the culture of thinking around Mathematics
  • to make real life connections
  • to understand how Numeracy / Mathematics can affect life choices
  • to make connections with other subjects
  • to share and celebrate the enjoyment of Numeracy / Mathematics


We will, therefore, be holding events throughout this school year to help everyone to have fun and improve their mathematics skills.


We will be looking at opportunities to show pupils that numeracy skills can be used consistently every day and in lots of real life situations. We will be showing that Maths is fun and having a ‘can do’ attitude helps us to always try our best and never give up.

We want everyone in our school community to be involved, with everyone sharing how they have used Maths in their everyday lives.

How have you used Maths today?

If you have used Maths at home or in the real world, please share your pictures with us – we would love to see them.

If you have any ideas on how you can help us promote ‘Maths in the Real World’, for example coming in to talk to groups of children about how you use Maths in the workplace or within a hobby, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mrs. McMaster.


The dates of events will be on our website so please come along and help us to achieve these aims!

Maths Party

We're having a Maths Party! All classes will be doing fun and exciting maths activities on Friday 17th June and exploring how we use Maths in everyday contexts.

As part our our Maths Party Day the following files are now available for downloading and can be used by children and parents.

Virtual Bag - Maths Party Resources for Parents

Mathematics at Norman Pannell

At Norman Pannell we follow the Liverpool Local Authority planning which is linked to the new national curriculum. The programmes of study have been split into four domains

  • Number
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Statistics


At Norman Pannell we have an emphasis on practical, enjoyable, investigative mathematics. Take a look at our children having fun and applying their maths skills in a variety of ways.

For more photographs take a look at the powerpoint below

Christmas Enterprise Fair

All of our children created products to sell at the Christmas Fair. They had a fantastic time using and applying their maths skills!

Calculation Progression

Please find our Calculation Progression above. Take a look to see how you can support your child at home.

Maths Policy

Primary Mathematics National Curriculum

Mathematics Curriculum Map

Times Tables Rockstars

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.  It is a fun and competitive online program with several different types of games which the children can access at school and at home, 

The National Curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4.

TT Rockstars has been purchased by school to help support the learning of multiplication tables and in preparation for the National Online Multiplication Tables Check which will be administered to Year 4 children.


If you have any further questions about Times Tables Rockstars or need a username and password, please speak with your child's teacher.


Useful links to support home learning