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Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

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Maths Learning

At Holy Trinity Primary School we take a creative and meaningful approach to the teaching of mathematics from EYFS to Year 6 and prepare children for every stage of this journey.


As a school, our emphasis is on problem-solving and investigating maths through everyday situtations. 


Maths is an essential part of our everyday life, where people use concepts and skills to solve mathematical problems daily and in a variety of ways, through engineering, scientifically and in forms of finanical literacy. At Holy Trinity, we recognise the importance of providing all children with a high-quality mathematics education. In doing so, we establish the building blocks needed for understanding the world, to mathematically reason , enjoy, and become curious about the subject and to appreciate the beauty and power of mathematics. 




The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing confidence, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.


Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between mathematical ideas. The programmes of study are, by necessity, organised into distinct areas, but pupils will make connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They will also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.


It is our expectation that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same time. However, decisions about when to progress will always be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly will be challenged through being offered increasingly complex problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material will consolidate their understanding, including additional practise, before moving on.  


All pupils receive a daily Maths lesson of between 55 – 60 minutes. 


Pupils in Y1 -Y6  also receive an additional skills based maths session (4a-day) daily. 

Each of the documents below show the basic skills that we expect most pupils to be able to do by the end of each year group. 

Mathematical Vocabulary

Maths Resources