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Maths Recovery Curriculum

At Chalkhill Primary School our aim is to deepen children's understanding of maths and not simply accelerate learning; as a result our children develop fluency before moving onto reasoning and problem-solving. Our teaching is richly supported by the use of pictorial and concrete resources, before moving to the abstract. Teachers plan according to the needs of each class to deliver our Maths curriculum using resources from NCETM, White Rose Maths, Target Maths, Classroom Secrets, Maths No Problem, Twinkl and NRich. Additional information on the teaching of maths for parents can be accessed here.  If you would like to get an overview of the National Curriculum for maths, you can find more information here.

Throughout each year, children will cover and build on their understanding in:

Knowing and using numbers

    Using fractions

     Using measures

Addition and subtraction

    Understanding the properties of shape

     Using statistics

Multiplication and division

    Describing position, direction and movement

     Using algebra

Whilst our pupils learn the following essential characteristics of mathematics:

  • An understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics;
  • A broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics;
  • Fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system;
  • The ability to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual;
  • The ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges;
  • To embrace the value of learning from mistakes and false starts;
  • The ability to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions;
  • Fluency in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques;
  • A wide range of mathematical vocabulary;
  • A commitment to and enthusiasm in the subject.

 Helpful Websites

BBC Teach KS1 Maths - Counting with Rodd 1
BBC Teach KS1 Maths - Counting with Rodd 2
Class Clips - How to use mental methods to multiply
Class Clips - Multiples of two, five and ten
Class Clips - How to use arrays to multiply
Class Clips - What is multiplication?
Class Clips - The relationship between multiplication and division
Class Clips - Dividing using repeated subtraction
Class Clips - How to use mental methods to divide
Oxford Owl - Maths Age 5-6
Oxford Owl - Maths Age 6-7

BBC Bitesize Resources

Fractions, percentages and ratio
Shapes and Movement
Handling Data
Maths in Context

 BBC School Radio - Podcasts

Maths quizzes for children aged 9 - 11 emphasising mental maths and problem solving.

Maths Challenges

Khan Academy Resources

Grade 3 Maths Resources
Grade 4 Maths Resources
Grade 5 Maths Resources
Grade 6 Maths Resources

 Oxford Owl Maths

Oxford Owl - Age 7-9
Oxford Owl Maths - Age 9-11

BBC Teach

External Link Icon Let's Do Maths
Series of clips exploring space, shape and measurement for teaching primary maths.
External Link Icon A World Without Maths
In a land where people have forgotten how to do maths, our superheroes, Multiplication Boy and Division Girl, are called upon to save confused citizens from their maths-based predicaments!
External Link Icon Super Movers - Shapes and Spaces - Live Lesson
Get active with our Super Movers Live Lesson all about shapes and spaces, broadcast live from the Etihad Campus, home of Premier League Champions Manchester City FC.
External Link Icon Super Movers - Fractions, Decimals and Money - Live Lesson
This fun Live Lesson, aimed at 7 - 9 year olds, will get your class moving and help them to solve maths challenges all about fractions, decimals and money.


Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica
Choose a character, then add, subtract, divide and multiply your way to victory.