Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School


At Bishop Ian Ramsey, our Mathematics curriculum has been developed to ensure every child can achieve excellence in the subject.  We are committed to fostering an enthusiasm towards Maths and building children’s STEM capital; helping them to see Maths as a tool for everyday life.  It is a whole network of concepts and relationships which provide a way of viewing and making sense of the world.  It can be used to analyse and communicate information and ideas or to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems.  It provides the materials and means for creating new imaginative worlds to explore.

All year groups follow a 'mastery approach', using White Rose Maths, in line with their year group expectations. The White Rose schemes of learning take the main learning objectives from the national curriculum and break them down into teaching blocks across each term. Time is built in for maths assessments and for recapping at the end of the term (see below for an example of how learning is taught across a number of weeks in a teaching block).

White Rose Maths - Year 1 Place Value Teaching Block

Through enriching our curriculum with opportunities to learn both in and outside of the classroom to help develop their sense of awe and wonder, we seek to provide an opportunity for all children to ‘Shine as a light in the world’ (Philippians 2:15).

Please see below the image for important documents linked to our Maths curriculum.




















Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham, DH1 3RY.