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Harthill Primary School

‘A school at the heart of its village’


January 2022


Hello and a very warm welcome to our Maths page.


Here you will find information about how we teach mathematics, the scheme that we follow, our assessment frameworks, our policies and resources for parents/carers.


Please have a good look around and, if you have any questions, never hesitate to ask!


Mrs Perkins :-)


Our Teaching 


All classes teach Maths daily in sessions of 45 and 60 minutes according to age. The Maths session generally includes a brief (5-10 minute) oral/mental starter, main teaching input followed by children working in groups on differentiated activities, and a plenary session to reinforce the learning which has taken place during the lesson. In addition to this, all classes have Maths Meetings and retrieval practice to embed the key knowledge that threads through primary school. In Years 2 - 6, children also have the opportunity to use the Times Tables Rockstars app to aid their rapid recall of multiplication facts.


As a school, we follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. The content of the Maths teaching is based on the belief that ALL children are provided with the opportunity to develop their fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills, mastering mathematical concepts as they progress through their primary years.

National Curriculum Progression Primary Years 1 - 6

Rapid Recall of Key Number Facts


In Key Stage One (Y1 and Y2), fluency of addition and subtraction facts is vital. Children develop rapid recall of key addition and subtraction facts - as well as 10x, 5x and 2x tables in Y2 - in order to progress to having secure and confident mental mathematical abilities in KS2 before they progress to more formal written calculations. 


In Lower Key Stage 2 (Y3 and Y4), children progress to securing rapid recall of all multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and the corresponding division facts for all children as the national curriculum states that all children be fluent in times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Y4.


The ultimate aim for all of our children progressing into their final years of primary school is that, by the end of Y4, they will embark upon their UKS2 journey with rapid recall of key addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts which will open up the door to all other related facts For example, if I know that 4 x 8 = 32, I know that 4 of anything x 8 will always by 32 whether it's 32 children, tenths, hundredths or thousandths. 


Having a consistent approach to calculation strategies throughout school is vital to ensure progression. We have a separate policy for the progression through addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These include the vocabulary that the children will be taught to use at each level and the strategies which they will become confident with.

If you would like any further information about these, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or myself as we will be more than happy to discuss them with you.

White Rose Maths Parent/Carer Resources


Follow the link below to download FREE Maths workbooks for children in Y1 - Y6.