“I know the plans I have for you says the Lord...plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29 v11

Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

Hope | Believe | Achieve


Pupils at Holy Trinity and St Johns CEP Primary School are taught mathematics in mixed-ability classes in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Cohort dependent, some year groups may set the classes. This could be to help prepare the children for their SATS (in Maths and English only) or to support children working below or above year group expectations. Each class teacher, with the exception of those working in the Reception classes, is expected to provide a daily lesson for Mathematics, which should last for at least an hour.


The approach to teaching, recommended by the National Curriculum for Mathematics, is based on three key principles: fluency, reasoning and problem solving, which are the fundamental of mathematics. Pupils practice fluency through varied and frequent practice, so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. Pupils are taught to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. Pupils build up to solving problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.



Maths skills progression

Manipulative used across the school


At HTSJ we use a variety of manipulatives to support pupil's learning. Some of these include;

- Base 10 

- Place Value Counters

- Number fans/digit cards

- Place value grids

- Numicon 

- Multilink 

- Place value dice and sliders 


If you need further clarification on any of the above, please speak to the Maths team.

Maths and Calculation Policy

Maths in the Early Years - Resources

Maths EYFS online links

KS1 Online links

KS2 Online Links

Year 1 - White Rose Coverage 

Year 2 - White Rose Coverage 

Year 3 - White Rose Coverage 

(Year 3 are currently teaching in sets) 

Year 4 - White Rose Coverage 

Year 5 - White Rose Coverage 

Year 6- White Rose Coverage