Therfield First School

“Bringing Learning to Life”



Maths Intent Statement:


At Therfield First School, we recognise that Maths is central to everyday life. We want all pupils to experience the beauty, power and enjoyment of Maths and develop a sense of curiosity about the subject. Mistakes and misconceptions are a positive part of our learning journey, that lead to challenge, new knowledge and deepening understanding.


Pupils are supported to master the core maths skills as a firm foundation for future learning and real life application. We aim to create independent mathematicians who are well equipped to apply their learning to a wider world.

Our Maths Curriculum

At Therfield First School, we believe that every child can be successful in mathematics.  We follow the White Rose maths scheme as our spine curriculum and combine this with the development of mastery through our involvement in Maths Mastery from the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics).  White Rose Maths frameworks are designed to be enjoyable, engaging and varied, to help pupils develop a love of learning and work towards mastery with differentiated resources.

Our Mastery Journey
At Therfield First School, we are three years into our Maths Mastery journey, working in conjunction with the Maths Hub. The Maths Hub Programme, coordinated by the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics), brings together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative network of local schools, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students.  We have completed the Mastery Readiness first year, followed by the Developing Readiness second year and are now on the Embedding Mastery third year. 

Our HfL Published Maths Blog


Last year, we were asked to be a guest blogger for Herts for Learning.  The blog was specifically about teaching high-quality maths within a mixed-age classroom.  

Please click on the link to read the blog: