Maths at East Bierley

Maths at East Bierley is taught through a practical approach using concrete apparatus, games and
investigative problem solving. Children are encouraged to access the resources they require and to
develop the resilience required to solve problems and search all possible answers. The national
curriculum for maths is followed throughout school with lessons targeted for individuals and groups as
appropriate to meet their needs and narrow the gap to age related expectations.


  • 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 non-routine
    problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of
    simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Calculation Support

The documents below show the stages we work through for the four operations. Your child's class teacher will share the relevant stage with you when you meet. Children can use the cards in class when working independently if they need a reminder or to help embed the skill and increase their fluency.

Maths Calculation Strategy 2017


Stage 1 Addition
Stage 1 2 addition
Stage 3 Addition
Stage 4 Addition


Stage 1 Subtraction
Stage 1 2 subtraction
Stage 3 Subtraction
Stage 4 Subtraction


Stage 1 Multiplication
Stage 2 Multiplication
Stage 3 Multiplication
Stage 4 Multiplication


Stage 1 Division
Stage 2 Division
Stage 3 Division
Stage 4 Division

How you can help with maths at home

We subscribe to Mymaths. All Key Stage 2 children are set Mymaths to complete.  Mymaths can also be used if children wish to revisit an aspect of maths.

We subscribe to TTRockstars for times tables.  All children from years 1-6 have a log in for this. Real fluency of times tables is essential so please encourage your child to learn their times tables.

Ideas for activities are provided in the Little Book of Things to do at Home which is sent home every half term.

If you have any specific questions about maths, please speak to your child's class teacher, Miss Tipple our maths lead or to Mrs Upham.

Encourage your child to tell the time, count and learn their times tables.  We love to see the maths you are doing at home.