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.

Foundation Stage 1

In Foundation Stage 1 the children have been working on counting to 5 using concrete objects to help them.

Foundation Stage 2

In Foundation Stage 2 we are focusing on our mastery maths and developing our knowledge and understanding of numbers to 10.

Year 1

In Year 1 we are looking at soliving multiplication problems using pictorial arrays.

Year 2

In Year 2 we have been looking at the commuatative law for multiplication which means we can solve our multiplication questions in any order!

Year 3

In Year 3 we have been working on their formal methods for addition and subtraction including carrying and exchanging.

Year 4

In Year 4 the children have been using formal written methods to solve addition problems.

Year 5

Year 5 have been focusing on ways of representing addition over the tens boundary.

Year 6

In Year 6 they have been looking at dividing by 2 digit numbers using a formal method.