At Fojanga Academy we want our children to receive a high-quality mathematics education that ensures all pupils are:


  • Fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics

  • Have the ability to reason mathematically

  • Can apply their knowledge and understanding to solve problems


We believe that all students deserve the same opportunities to achieve their best in math through the provision of a coherent, interconnected Maths curriculum so that students leave us confident in mathematics and prepared to succeed in the next stage of their learning.

Our Maths curriculum provides a broad, coherent and carefully sequenced course of study. It encourages learners to develop confidence in and a positive attitude toward mathematics as well as to recognize the importance of mathematics in their own lives and society.

Here at St. John's, as part of our knowledge-rich approach to all learning, we place great importance on the careful and effective structuring of our curriculum. As such, every lesson count and provides the building blocks of knowledge and vocabulary for the next portion of learning. To ensure our curriculum is rigorously structured in this way to best support pupil progress in Maths we have adopted the Complete Maths Curriculum which has been written based on current educational research and been reviewed extensively.



  • Develop independence, think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning

  • Achieve a good level of numeracy and develop their ‘number sense’, evaluating whether their answer is sensible and accurate

  • Develop mathematical concepts in real-life contexts

  • Make appropriate links with prior learning and have the confidence to apply the knowledge and experience they have gained to new mathematical tasks

  • Develop a logical approach to mathematics through problem-solving and investigation and linking this with other areas of the curriculum

  • Build resilience when solving problems


Our maths curriculum is carefully planned to ensure that links are made between the different units in the curriculum. We have adapted our long-term overviews, to ensure that learning priorities revisit previous learning, and build upon new learning in such a way that allows children to ‘overlearn’ and therefore remember more. Our daily maths lessons build upon fluency and allow children to gain confidence through guided practice before completing independent work, which includes problem-solving. As outlined in our calculation policy, new concepts are taught using concrete manipulatives and these are readily available until children are ready to move on to pictorial and the abstract.