51 Lilliput Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8JX

01202 709013


Lilliput Church of England Infant School

Love, Respect, Serve


At Lilliput Infants, we believe that all children can succeed in Maths. By building confidence, resilience and a passion for maths, we show that maths is an exciting adventure that everyone can enjoy, value and master. Children learn Maths through a Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) approach- a highly effective approach to teaching, that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of Maths in children. Our classrooms are well resourced with a variety of manipulatives which support mathematical thinking and encourages the children to explain their reasoning.

In our maths lessons we follow the White Rose Maths scheme and supplement content with extra challenges from the NCETM, the DFE Ready-to-Progress materials, Nrich and other excellent resources. The teachers build in opportunities to review previous learning and model strategies and stem sentences for the children which are then displayed to support them.

This year, in addition to our maths lessons, all year groups are also participating in the Mastering Number Programme that has been funded by the Department for Education and developed by the NCETM and Maths Hubs. These daily 15 minute sessions aim to develop key fluency work by teaching the children to subitise, recall number bonds, times tables, doubles etc and maximises the use of stem sentences and mathematical vocabulary. It also explores methods the children will need to apply to their maths and misconceptions.

The children also love the weekly Mathletics tasks that are set and these provide them with opportunities for embedding and revisiting previously taught content. Certificates are then shared with the whole school during our Stars assembly on a Friday.

For more information about our teaching approaches in each year group, please click on the following documents linked below.


Whole School Maths Overview


Progression of Skills in Mathematics


WR Maths Pathway (including key mathematical vocabulary)


WR Calculation Policy for + and –


WR Calculation Policy for X and Divide


Please click on the relevant year group below to view the overview of fluency skills that the children will be covering through our participation in the Mastering Number Programme.


Year 1

Year 2