Maths is an essential skill for everyday life that links to all other areas of the curriculum and especially Science, Computing and Design and Technology. Our aim is to teach the children how to improve their fluency and accuracy in counting and calculation, reason mathematically by following lines of enquiry, developing arguments and using mathematical vocabulary to justify their ideas as well as applying their knowledge to solve problems.

Maths is taught through Numeracy lessons. Children need to learn good mental calculation skills and recall of number facts (e.g. times tables), as well as solving word problems and learning to calculate on paper.

A great deal of Maths is practical work especially in the first years of school. As your child progresses through the school more emphasis will be placed on recording work on paper. There is a strong emphasis on developing calculation strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  This is often taught through problem solving with measures, data handling and shape.

Year 5 Maths
The document below describes the Cherbourg maths programme of study for year 5.
The Cherbourg Primary Times Table Challenge!
Since the changes to the National Curriculum in 2014, there has been a big emphasis on children learning their times…
Inna Kosniowski wins the “Maths is all Around us” Photo Competition
A little while ago, Mrs Greer set a challenge to the entire school to find images that show how maths is…
Maths all around us…
As part of Mrs Greer's challenge to find images that remind us that maths really is all around us, here…
Year 1 Maths
The document below describes the Cherbourg maths programme of study for year 1.