Chorley All Saints Church Of England Primary School And Nursery Unit

Love to Learn, Together with the Lord



At All Saints’ we recognise maths as a vital part of the curriculum and a tool for everyday life. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems.  


We aim for all children at All Saints’ to have a positive attitude towards mathematics which will support them in using and applying their skills across the curriculum and in real life. We want all pupils to have the ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others whilst developing their understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment.


Each child takes part in a daily Maths lesson where new skills are taught and developed and in which children are given ample opportunities to deepen their understanding through a range of problems and reasoning opportunities. These skills are then applied across other curriculum areas. We are committed to ensure that children achieve their full potential and strive to reach the year group expectations in line with the new National Curriculum. We therefore carry out small group and 1:1 interventions to support children who require extra help or time to fully understand concepts.


Expectations for Year Groups


Our Maths teaching follows the requirements of the programmes of study from the National Curriculum 2014 with our scheme of work written to also take into account the needs of the children at All Saints’.

The national curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • become fluent
  • can reason
  • can solve problems


 We provide children with a variety of practical resources that enable them to 'see' the maths that they are undertaking. When they are ready the practical resources are replaced with jottings which provide a visual representation and support the next step towards a more formal way of working. By the end of year 4, the majority of children are expected to be working on compact, formal methods of calculation. We are committed to identify any gaps in children’s learning and to address these in every day maths lessons and extra targeted interventions.

Click your child's year group below to see their age related expectations for maths: 


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6