Mathematics is important in everyday life.  It is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind we endeavour to ensure that children develop a healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them.

Mathematics helps children to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems.  It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives.  Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of mathematics

The school aims to:

  • develop in pupils, according to their ability, mathematical skills and concepts and to develop the ability to use their mathematical skills in every day life;
  • help children become aware that mathematics can be a tool and an element of communication in the school curriculum, in working life and in society in general;
  • teach them to understand and appreciate the use of information presented in a mathematical form.

The school follows the recommended National Curriculum programmes of study.

Have a look at the topic letters on each class page to see what the children are doing this term in Maths as well as the links below for each year group:

Progression Documents for Written Calculations

The programme of study for maths is more specific when using standard written methods for the four operations and using these earlier. There is a lot more emphasis on calculating and solving problems with fractions and decimals and less on data handling (now called statistics).

The links below show how addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are taught and recorded at Broad Oak.


Please click on the link below to download sample reasoning and arithmetic papers for your child to complete: