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"Mathematical understanding is a journey... not a destination"

- Dr Yeap Ban Haar (Internationally Renowned Maths Expert)


At Christ Church Primary, we aspire to deliver an engaging mathematics curriculum that promotes children’s love for the subject and encourages them to become curious, creative, resilient and confident mathematicians. In an ever evolving technological world, it has never been more important to prepare our pupils and encourage them to become accurate, efficient, and flexible problem solvers.


Here at Christ Church, we follow the Statutory Framework for the EYFS and National Curriculum to teach mathematics. The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

• Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
• Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
• Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Our curriculum is primarily delivered using NCETM resources and Maths No Problem in KS1/ 2 and follows a mastery approach underpinned by the 5 Big Ideas for mastery.

For more information, please download The 5 Big Ideas at Christ Church Explained document.


Parental Engagement

At Christ Church, parents play a very active role in the implementation of our Maths Curriculum to support Maths Mastery. This is achieved through:

  • Parent workshops
  • Family learning mornings
  • Maths activities to take home
  • A parent/carer pamphlet
  • Maths “toolkit” containing various concrete materials that pupils can use at home.

Parental engagement with children’s learning is effectively supported when parents receive clear, specific and targeted information from schools and this is precisely what Christ Church aims to achieve.


How you can help at home

There are lots of ways to help to build your child's confidence in maths. There are many fun games and activities you can do with your child that practise maths skills. Most children love playing games and it's an easy way to support their learning.

Tips for helping your child to enjoy maths: 

  • Point out the different shapes to be found around your home.
  • Take your child shopping and talk about the quantities of anything you buy.
  • Let your child handle money and work out how much things cost.
  • Ask younger children to count all the coins in your purse or wallet.
  • Look together for numbers on street signs and car registration plates.
  • Look at house numbers and talk about odd and even.
  • Ask older children to work out the best special offer.
  • Look at clocks and tell the time. Talk about timings for cooking.
  • Learn how to recall times tables quickly.
  • Practice number recognition, numbers bonds to 10, 20 and 100
  • Practice times tables including their related division facts e.g. 2 x 3 = 6    6 ÷ 2 = 3


Useful websites

Using online resources is a good way to get your child to practise their maths skills at home. The following websites have fun games and activities to help their learning. Why not try these?



How to learn your x tables

TT Rockstars

SpaceRacer Game

Ghostblasters game


KS1 bitesize


KS2 bitesize