The aim of the Maths curriculum at Collingwood Primary school is to ensure children gain a deep level of understanding of mathematical concepts, through the use of models and images along with the application into real life concepts. We aim to ensure our children take part in a rich and varied selection of mathematical activities which enable the children to:

  • 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


Maths is taught daily and lessons are an hour long. We also aim to teach mathematical concepts throughout our topic and science lessons during afternoons; ensuring that children are provided with opportunities to link mathematical concepts to real life concepts.