At Humshaugh First School, WE ARE MATHEMATICIANS!

At Humshaugh First School, we are mathematicians! We want our children to love maths. We want them to have no limits to their ambitions and grow up wanting to be research mathematicians, engineers and bankers . We want our core values to be represented in our children: achievement, adventure, respect, and creativity. We all believe that: “We are the good soil to enable everyone to grow, to dream big and flourish,” and the ambition of our children embodies this ideal.


The maths curriculum has been carefully shaped, to ensure they can make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems.  Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. 

We aim to support children to achieve economic well-being and equip them with a range of computational skills and the ability to solve problems in a variety of contexts so that maths is a vehicle to enable them to access the wider world.

At Humshaugh, children study mathematics based on the White Rose Maths and DfE Ready to Progress overview. The daily lessons following a range of approaches including Andrell Big Maths, White Rose Maths (WRM) and Maths on Target. Resources are chosen to support children in their learning journey and increase confidence in all concepts.

National Curriculum and White Rose

DFE Ready to Progress

The DFE Ready to Progress document identifies the most important areas in mathematics that pupils need as they progress from year 1 to year 6.  These important concepts are referred to as ready-to-progress criteria (RTP). The ready-to-progress criteria (RTP) have been selected in order to develop pupils’ mastery of the primary maths curriculum and, if all criteria are taught and met, pupils will be able to more easily access many other areas of mathematics. 

The files below show the RTP criteria for years 1-4. By clicking on the selected year group, you will find a link for further information about each RTP criteria.