Maths Curriculum

Teaching time spent on Maths is at least one hour a day in both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. In the Foundation Stage, Maths teaching is in accordance with the curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage.


Children in each class work towards the end of year expectations set out in the National Curriculum (September 2014). This can be found using the following hyperlink:

National curriculum in England: mathematics programmes of study - GOV.UK


Children progress through the school’s long term plan which breaks down the end of year expectations set out in the National Curriculum (Hyper linked above). For example, the end of year outcome and term objectives for Statistics in Year 3 includes:


End of Year National Curriculum Expectation:

Read, interpret and present data using pictograms and bar charts with scales.

Objective: Read/interpret/present data within tally charts and pictograms
Objective: Read and interpret tally charts and bar charts with different scales Objective: (intervals of 1,2,5, 10): Read and interpret data on bar charts with scales with a range of intervals.


Based on regular assessment throughout the year, teaching staff choose objectives which will challenge children with their Maths learning and help them to reach their potential. Parents are made aware of the objectives their child is being taught each term as part of the learning journeys sent out. These can be found on the school website.


Children at Brinkley Grove Primary School are encouraged to make rich links between areas of Maths. Therefore, over a term, children will learn and be taught a broad range of Maths skills. The school has divided the expectations set out in National Curriculum (2014) into the following units/modules.


Using and applying mathematics:

Enquiring, Problem solving, communicating and expressing, reasoning, representing, recalling

Strand units


Counting, comparing and ordering numbers

Place value and mental calculations

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division


Fractions and Decimals

Ratio and proportion




2D and 3D shapes and symmetry; lines and angles

Position, Direction and Motion


Measures: Length (to include perimeter, area and reading scales)

Measures: Mass, capacity, Volume and temperature

Time and money






children maths puzzle

Calculation Policy:

The school has recently updated its calculation policy to reflect the new end of year expectations written in the National Curriculum (2014). A copy of the calculation methods taught in your child’s year group can be obtained from the class teacher or school Maths subject leader or alternatively click here for a copy of the  Calculations Policy.

Massive Maths Missions:

During the academic year, children from year groups one to six are regularly provided with an opportunity to engage in a series of Massive Maths Missions. These are problems or investigations which are taught during a single or series of lessons that encourage children to apply their recently acquired Maths learning. As well as reinforcing expectations set out in the National Curriculum 2014, Massive Maths Missions also provide a purpose for pupil’s learning and develop understanding for how Maths links to real life and other National Curriculum subjects.

girls building blocks

During the Spring term 2014, children throughout the school were provided with a challenge to design a new item of clothing for a shop. Pupils had to use their knowledge of measurement, number and money to design this item and then pitch their creation using mathematical vocabulary during an assembly.

My Maths:

The school has a subscription to an online learning program to support children’s Maths at home and school. This can be found at:

Each child has an individual login username and password. These can be obtained by speaking to your child’s class teacher or the school’s Maths subject leader. My Maths aims to support and extend pupil’s education of Maths beyond the classroom in an interactive and fun manner. Children can engage in games and activities as well as find additional instruction to support concepts taught in school.

Download MyMaths Hints and Tips for Parents (in Microsoft Word format)
Download MyMaths Hints and Tips for Parents (in Adobe PDF format)

Take Away Maths:

Once per term, parents are invited into the classroom to engage in Maths activities and learning with their children. The aims of this 30 minute session are to:

  • Motivate children and parents in the learning of Maths
  • Inform parents of learning that has occurred at school
  • Provide parents with possible ideas and games that could be repeated at home
  • Inform parents of future Maths learning and provide them with an opportunity to see their child’s recent work.

Parents have recently commented:
“I have learnt what my child is doing in the class so I can help and continue with his learning at home”.
“It’s good to see how well children can work together”.
“All schools are also required to set out their school curriculum for mathematics on a year-by-year basis and make this information available online.”

girls pouring liquids