Main Street, Netherseal, Derbyshire DE12 8BZ

01283 760283

Netherseal St Peter's CE Primary School

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Maths equips pupils with a powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include fluency, logical reasoning, problem solving and the ability to think in abstract ways.

We believe understanding the number system, fluency and automaticity should underpin the maths curriculum. Without these basic skills, pupils cannot deepen their understanding or learn to reason and problem solve. Therefore, we practise the fundamentals daily and revisit previous learning regularly to commit to long term memory. 

Maths Statement of Intent

Our long-term aim is to produce an ambitious, connected curriculum accessible to all pupils. We are committed to fostering an enthusiasm for maths and for every child to develop a sound understanding which equips them with the skills they need in life beyond school. We incorporate sustained levels of challenge through varied and high quality activities with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Pupils are required to explore maths in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings. A wide range of mathematical resources are used and pupils are taught to show their workings in a concrete, pictorial and abstract form wherever suitable. They are taught to explain their choice of methods and develop their mathematical reasoning skills. We encourage resilience and acceptance that struggle is often a necessary step in learning.

Maths is taught daily using the ‘White Rose’ scheme and a wide range of other resources including online platforms SumDog and Times Tables Rockstars. We want our pupils to explore, question, trial, spot patterns, generalise and solve problems but we recognise that basic understanding of number, fluency of factual recall and fluency of mathematical procedures is an important prerequisite. As such, we address the teaching of arithmetic, fluency and recall systematically and regularly.

Some fantastic news!

We entered the Derbyshire SumDog Competition, and again our pupils have done extremely well against other primary schools across the county…

We had thirty pupils in the top fifty, with eight of our pupils in the top ten. Year 4 came third overall, Year 5 came second overall and Year 6 took the top spot!  


1st place: Thomas

3rd: Bodhi

5th: Megan

6th: Frankie

7th: Miles

8th: Jacob

9th: Oscar

10th: Olivia

11th: Oliver

12th: Arthur

13th: Blake

15th: Zac

Wow! Well done to everybody who entered! We are super mathematicians!


Maths Sumdog Update October 2022:

Once again, our pupils have done extremely well in the Derbyshire Sumdog competition! We had twenty-four pupils in the top fifty, with nine in the top ten. Year 6 came second overall and Year 5 got the top spot!

Leader Board

1st place: Grace-Mae

2nd: Tyler

3rd: Ria

4th: Roxie

5th: Jacob J

6th: Ethan

7th: Frankie H

8th: Benjamin

9th: Kourtney

Wow! Well done to everybody who entered! We are super mathematicians!


Maths Sumdog Update December 2022:

Once again we have shown what brilliant mathematicians we are!  In the latest Derbyshire SumDog competition, Year 3 came 1st, Year 5 came 3rd and Year 6 came 5th.  Well done to Eliza, Benjamin, Jacob, Ethan and Ria who came in the top ten and special congratulations to Frankie, who came 1st overall.  Now get practising ready for the SumDog England competition in March!


Number Day

What a fabulous Number Day we had on Friday and we have some exciting news to share!

In the Sum Dog competition, we competed against seventeen Derbyshire schools: twenty-seven of our pupils were in the top fifty and we secured the top fourteen places  - Year 5 were the top class overall!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Top ten places for Louis, Kourtney, Ria, Jasmine, Astri, Benjamin and Eliza and a special mention for Jacob, who came third overall, Elliot who took second place and top spot went to Pippa!

We were also in the top 6% in the Times Tables Rock Stars Competition against 17,277 classes!

Well done, we continue to be marvellous mathematicians!

Maths Topics:


Counting and ordering

Place value, rounding, estimating

Fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division


Problem solving

Shape and Movement

2D and 3D shapes


Lines and angles





Weight and mass

Area and volume



Handling Data

Collecting data

Tables, graphs and charts




It is really important that children learn their times tables, as they underpin all other areas of mathematics.

By the end of Year 4, children should know all their times tables up to 12x12 to gold standard.

Here are some useful websites to help your child practise their tables: