Chorley All Saints Church Of England Primary School And Nursery Unit

Love to Learn, Together with the Lord

Meet our Math's Ambassador


Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage

National Curriculum Maths: Key stages 1 and 2


Below are some examples of our children being mathematicians in their daily maths lessons.



Mastery Maths

After extensive research and training we have created a curriculum that is based on mastery of mathematical concepts, gaining greater depth in children’s understanding as well as producing confident, resilient and enthusiastic learners.

In every lesson we use the teaching sequence of teaching new concepts through concrete – pictorial– abstract, which is the basis of our planning.

We also ensure our teaching and learning is based on the 5 main components of mastery:

  • Variation- highlighting the essential components of a concept by varying the questioning and activity to produce intelligent practise. 
  • Fluency- The ability to quickly recall and use number facts.
  • Mathematical Thinking-Looking for patterns, relationships and connections in mathematical problems.
  • Representation and Structure- Showing the mathematical concept in different ways.
  • Coherence- Lessons are broken down in to small steps to ensure full understanding.


Yearly Overviews

Below are the year group curriculum overviews that we use in the planning, teaching and delivery of mathematics at All Saints'. 


Reception - Year 6 Overview

Progression document EYFS - KS2 



The calculation policy is used within school to ensure a consistent approach to teaching the four operations over time

Mathematics Policy 


Mental Calculations Policy Addition and Subtraction

Mental Calculations Policy Multiplication and Division


Calculations Policy - Addition

Calculations Policy - Subtraction

Calculations Policy - Multiplication

Calculations Policy - Division

Calculations Policy - Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract


Times tables Policy


Within all areas of our mathematical learning we actively encourage the use of both concrete resources and visual representation in order to develop our children's mathematical knowledge, understanding and skills before moving onto the abstract element of mathematics.



Useful Links

When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables. Please ask for your child's log in details. 

Times Tables Rockstars





Jack Hartmann Videos

Hit the Button

Recommended Books

Best Maths Book Ever

Best Maths Book Ever

Play times tables tug-of-war, Shape stepper or Slithery sums and learn through rolling dice, moving counters and lifting flaps. This interactive book of maths challenges covers key mathematical concepts for kids aged 5-8 in game form.


Think of a Number

Think of a Number by Johnny Ball

A classic maths book from veteran children's TV presenter and mathematician Johnny Ball, this is a number-filled read that adults will enjoy as much as children! Crack secret codes, unravel mazes and find out about the simple number puzzles that stumped the world's brainiest mathematicians for centuries. Maths, boring? Not any more!


Pop-Up Numbers

Pop-up Numbers by Courtney McCarthy

Maths pop-ups, pull-outs and puzzles for the KS1 set! Kids aged four and over will love this selection of numerical teasers and a few calculation questions are included in the lovely paper-engineering package.


2 x 2 = Boo! by Loreen Leedy

Suitably gruesome illustrations (plenty of bats, vampires and pumpkins!) and spooky multiplication spells make 2 x 2 = Boo! a favourite with children (who don't seem to notice they're learning about arrays and times tables as they read).


Where could mathematics take you?