DOWNLOAD: KS2 Big Maths Workshop 2017

We aim to encourage our children to have a positive attitude towards mathematics, enjoying the fun and mental challenge it brings.  Our aims are:

  • To promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion.
  • To promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system.
  • To develop the ability to solve problems through decision making and reasoning in a range of contexts.
  • To develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented.
  • To explore shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts.
  • To understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life.

Practical work is a central part to pupils’ mathematical understanding.

The Maths Curriculum

The Maths Curriculum covers the following areas:

  • Number & Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions (including Decimals from Year 4)
  • Measures
  • Geometry
  • Statistics (from Year 2 onwards)
  • Ratio & Proportion (Year 6)
  • Algebra (Year 6)

Please see below for the specific requirements for each year group. These are the Age Related Expectations (A.R.Es) children will be working to achieve as they move through the school.

Year 1                   Year 2                   Year 3

Year 4                  Year 5                   Year 6

Maths Calculation

Thank you to everyone that attended our Maths Calculation Evening. Both of the powerpoints used can be viewed here along with our new calculation policy information.

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KS1 Maths Calculation Evening KS2 Maths Calculation Evening
Addition Subtraction
Multiplication Division


Here is some of the feedback that we received from these sessions:

I will be much more confident and my methods will work much better.

Really useful – more of this please.

I am happy that I have been teaching my child the correct way!

Explained clearly everything I needed to help my children with the way they do maths.

Mind boggling – but enjoyable – thanks!

Very good, well presented, v glad I came

It was great. It explained how the children do calculations.

I can chunk! I learned new techniques.

Really helpful tips on how to help with homework.

Glad it has happened. V useful.

More confident than before. Will use the websites to help when necessary.

Thank you – your help is appreciated.

It really helped my understanding to support my children.

Much more confident. Happy I attended!

I feel more confident in helping my child after attending this meeting.

This was helpful in explaining what my child needs to know.

Thank you for giving up your time to explain this.