We aim to provide the pupils with a wide range of experiences (practical activities and investigative work) through which they develop their mathematical and numeracy awareness and skills. The numeracy lesson may consist of a mental/oral starter, followed by class or group teaching with opportunities for pupils to practice and develop their knowledge and skills. We give a high priority to the teaching of mental strategies; to solve number problems working on number bonds and times table facts. We expect children to show mastery of each band from 1-6 as they progress through the school. Children will have to show they can present their mathematics in a variety of ways. Secure calculation and reasoning are prime considerations in the teaching of the maths curriculum.

Areas of the mathematical curriculum covered by the end of year 6 are:

  • Measurement
  • Properties of shape
  • Position and direction
  • Statistics
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Algebra
  • Number and place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions

Not all areas are covered from year 1


How we teach Times Tables:

From years 2 to 6 children take part in the times tables tracker programme.  This works on developing fluency and speed when recalling multiplication and division facts.  The times table tracker involves 40 questions being answered in 4 minutes, the questions are based around different multiplication and division facts.  When a child has completed a level a certificate will be awarded and then they will move onto the next level.  

This link shows you where you can practice the questions


Learning using numbers in Nursery in the outside area:

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Quick Maths

Fun for the Brain - Division

Fun for the Brain - Multiplication

Fun for the Brain - Subtraction

Fun for the Brain - Addition

Hit the Button

Maths Games

BBC KS2 Bitesize




Mathematics Policy Summer 2016