‘Children must hold maths in their hands before they hold it in their head’. 

At St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary, we follow the National Curriculum, in ensuring all pupils become:

  • Fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics 
  • Able to reason mathematically 
  • Able to solve problems by applying their mathematical knowledge 

We offer to support and challenge children appropriately, so that they fulfil all curriculum requirements by the time that they have finished their primary education. We understand the value of early mathematics’ understanding and ensure our children are equipped with the basics in maths and a deep understanding of core facts to develop automatic recall of key mathematics components.  

We want all children to be prepared for the next step in their academic journey, as well as instilling a love of mathematics within all pupils. We recognise that positive attitudes towards mathematics goes hand in hand with success in the subject.  

We aim to equip children with all of the essential life skills by the time they leave us, including telling the time, paying for items with money, designing and measuring objects and many more. We ensure that the love of maths that we foster within children equips them for a range of jobs they may want to one day start, all of which would require some level of mathematics to be successful in. We understand the complexities of mathematics in secondary school and try to equip our pupils appropriately for this next stage in their education.  

We ensure that our diverse mix of children are submerged into a vocabulary rich curriculum and that all mathematical terms and words are understood and applied. 

Finally, we want children to love maths and to look forward to their lessons and see the wider world benefit of the subject.

Curriculum - Maths - Key Documents

Curriculum - Maths - Pupil & Staff Quotes

‘I enjoy singing number songs with the children. Such a fun way to learning all about numbers’ – EYFS Staff 

‘My favourite thing about teaching Maths is seeing a child experience their own lightbulb moment’ – St Bart's Staff 

‘I love using the White Rose Scheme. It provides a range of ideas, support and inspiration to apply in every lesson’ – St Bart's Staff

‘Using manipulatives makes our Maths lessons fun, engaging and accessible for all abilities’ – St Bart's Staff 

‘My class love learning Maths. We particularly love singing counting songs, it’s a great way to learn our timetables’ – KS1 Staff 

‘I love learning all about numbers’ – KS1 Pupil 

‘Our Maths at St Barts is fun!’ – KS2 Pupil 

‘I enjoy Maths because I like learning about useful things like time. I can then use that everyday’ – KS2 Pupil 

‘I love Maths because I get to learn something new everyday!’ – KS2 Pupil 

‘Knowing my timetables and some division facts allows me to work out other mathematical questions’ – KS2 Pupil 

‘Once I have finished my Maths work, I love to get a Math Challenge and test my own thinking’ – KS2 Pupil 

Curriculum - Maths - Useful Links

Number Blocks

Times Table Rockstars

Top Marks Games

White Rose Maths

White Rose Maths - Maths with Michael

Curriculum - Maths - Maths City

Curriculum - Maths - Maths City


Curriculum - Maths - Circles & Triangles

In Maths we have been learning about circles and triangles. We sorted them, drawn them and made pictures from them. The children also went on a shape hunt at home to find circles and triangles!


Curriculum - Maths - Multiplication

Today we practiced multiplying by 1 and 0. We consolidated our multiplication knowledge by tackling some ‘fast finishers’ challenge cards and then we practiced our times tables on TT Rockstars. 


Curriculum - Maths - Base 10 & Subtracting

Class 6 are carrying on with our addition and subtraction work in Maths. Today, we have used the Base 10 to practically explore subtraction. 


Curriculum - Maths - Base 10 (Class 5)

Children in class 5 have used base 10 to add 2 digit numbers. What a fantastic job they did!


Curriculum - Maths - Base 10 Calculations

In maths, class 6 have been adding two-digit numbers, using the Base 10 to help us work out the calculations practically. 


Curriculum - Maths - Number Bonds to 20

Children in class 5 investigated number bonds to 20 using the Rekenreks. They also looked at creating different fact families using the 3 numbers. They were able to make 2 addition and 2 subtraction calculations.


Curriculum - Maths - Number Bonds

In class 6, we have used the rekenreks in Maths to help us with our learning about number bonds and fact families. 


Curriculum - Maths - Adding & Subtracting

In maths, year 2 are going to be learning all about addition and subtraction this half term. In class 6, we started our learning today by using rekenreks and tens frames to recap our number bonds to 10.


Curriculum - Maths - Edges, Faces and Vertices

In maths we have looked at 3D shapes today we used our knowledge of edges, faces and vertices to make 3D shapes.


Curriculum - Maths - Numbers to Ten

In maths, this group are learning numbers to ten. Today it was Pippi’s 6th birthday so we made cards and buns for her. We practised writing number six and carefully counted six candles and six sweets to put on her bun. Pippi is going to have a very full tummy!


Curriculum - Maths - Patterns

In maths, class 6 enjoyed a carousel of activities to learn all about repeating patterns.

Curriculum - Maths - Patterns


Curriculum - Maths - Subtracting

Class 11 have started looking at subtracting across 10s and how to exchanged from one column to another. They worked collaboratively to solve calculations in a variety of ways, using concrete resources. 


Curriculum - Maths - Mastering Numbers

Class 3 have loved using the rekenreks as part of the mastering number sessions they have been doing on an afternoon. 


Curriculum - Maths - 3D Shapes

In maths, class 6 have been looking at 3D shapes. We have labelled different shapes, looked at the properties, and used shapes to build 3D models. 


Curriculum - Maths - Shape

We have continued our shape learning in class 6 this week. We have looked at the properties then had a go at making and drawing the shapes ourselves.


Curriculum - Maths - 2D Shapes

In year 2 we are learning all about shape in Maths. Today we identified and named 2D shapes, then some children went on a shape hunt all around school to see what 2D shapes are in the environment. We have also looked at making 2d shapes using different materials. 


Curriculum - Maths - Column Addition

Today in maths class 9 worked really hard using column addition to add 1s across 10.


Curriculum - Maths - Addition & Subtraction

This week in year 4 we are looking at addition and subtraction. Today we have been using practical resources to represent numbers and answer addition calculations.


Curriculum - Maths - Multi Step Addition & Subtraction

This week class 13 have enjoyed working in groups to decipher multi-step addition and subtraction problems.


Curriculum - Maths - Rekenreks

This week class 3 have been learning how to use rekenreks. They have all worked really hard and should be proud of themselves. 


Curriculum - Maths - Greater or Less

In maths we have worked hard recognising 2digit numbers, we have used the base ten to help us represent numbers. Today we used the base ten to make numbers and then showed if the number was greater than or less than using the correct symbol. 


Curriculum - Maths - Multiplication Knowledge

Class 16 recapped over their multiplication knowledge in Maths. Children modelled and discussed how to complete column multiplication questions and then completed work in their exercise books - some children focusing on short multiplication and some working on long multiplication.  


Curriculum - Maths - 2 Digit Numbers

In class 5 children have been practising their number formation to write 2 digit numbers. They have used chalk, glitter, match sticks and playdough to make numbers to 100.  The children worked in pairs to represent the numbers in different ways using words, tens and ones and part whole models. Well done class 5 for your super team work!


Curriculum - Maths - Place Value

Last week class 12 were looking at place value in maths and we making numbers up to 10,000 using different resources. 


Curriculum - Maths - Base 10 & 2 Digit Numbers

Class 5 have enjoyed using base 10 to represent 2 digit numbers. They challenged their partner to build a number. Children also used pictoral representations too! Well done!


Curriculum - Maths - Base 10 (Year 2)

In maths, class 6 have been using Base 10 to learn about the value of digits in a two-digit number.


Curriculum - Maths - Numerals as Words

We have been learning how to write numerals as words this week in class 6. We practiced writing these on whiteboards and in our books. Some of us played a matching game - matching the word to the correct numeral. 


Curriculum - Maths - Using Dienes

Today in maths we worked in pairs to practice flexible partitioning using dienes.


Curriculum - Maths - Base 10

Today we represented numbers to 1000 using base 10.


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