Welcome back to Term Four


Mathematics Subject Leader: Mr B Millbank

For any more information on Horton Kirby’s Mathematics Curriculum, please contact the office.

Here at Horton Kirby, we use here and provide personalised support to all our pupils throughout their Mathematic lessons. Having a high-quality mathematics education is an essential part of everyday life and is crucial to providing a foundation for a child’s future. 


At Horton Kirby CE Primary School, our Mathematics Curriculum enables everyone to work with confidence and fluency so that they are ready to reason well, solve problems and use mathematics beyond their primary school years and throughout their lives. Maths learning and long-term memory are embedded through our curriculum with topics and skills being revisited frequently and built logically. 

We aim to ensure that through understanding the needs of our individual children and delivering a stimulating, challenging curriculum, all pupils will be able to display the following: fluency with calculation recall and use of calculation methods; reasoning mathematically by finding links and making generalisations; solving problems by deciding how to break it into steps and apply the correct calculation or method.

pupil in maths lesson drawing shapes at horton kirby primary school
two boys in year 2 at Horton Kirby playing with maths blocks in mathematics lesson


We teach maths to ensure there is full National Curriculum coverage where children are given opportunities to develop their reasoning, problem-solving and fluency skills. The maths curriculum ensures progress by planning for effective questioning, differentiation, challenge and independent learning for all. 

Pupils will develop crucial life skills such as working collaboratively and communicating confidently with both peers and adults within the school.  They will engage in the full coverage of the mathematics curriculum each year, ensuring that there is a continuous progression of skills from EYFS up to Year 6. Pupils learn maths daily using schemes such as: ‘White Rose’, ‘Primary Stars (KS1)’, ‘Classroom Secrets (KS2)’ and ‘Target Your Maths’ to ensure that national curriculum objectives are covered and that children are fluent with arithmetic and calculation but can use this to reason and problem solve. All units of work are taught with a reasoning and problem-solving element, once children are fluent with the calculation. 


As a school, we teach maths for life, as part of our cultural heritage and to begin to prepare children for life beyond school by considering the role of mathematics in their daily lives. Through developing maths skills children become better at thinking logically and analytically. Through solving problems, children develop resilience and are able to think creatively and strategically. The skills we teach in maths will enable children to shine in other areas of the curriculum such as computing, geography and science. We want children to be able to leave primary school with the key skills, knowledge and understanding to be successful global citizens.

two pupils helping each other in maths class at horton kirby primary school

Mathematics in Each Stage

At EYFS, we focus on a variety of different skills to enable pupils to develop their knowledge of counting and understanding numbers, as well as exploring shapes, identifying patterns and solving addition/subtraction equations.

Click the link below to view our EYFS long-term plan:

Progression of Skills for EYFS

pupil showing whiteboard of counting numbers at horton kirby primary school

In Key Stage 1, we adapt from skills learnt in EYFS to identify, compare and solve problems involving numbers, lengths and volume. Working individually and in groups helps pupils to learn to think about the methods for solving problems.

Click the link below to view our year 1 and year 2 long-term plans:

Progression of Skills for Year 1 and Year 2

pupil looking down at worksheet of maths at horton kirby primary school

In KS2, pupils will become more confident with maths by adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying as well as performing mental calculations and solving problems using time, measure and money. By the end of year six, pupils will be able to recite their timetables up to 12 x 12.

Click the link below to view our year 3 – 4 long-term plan, and year 5 – 6 long-term plan:

Progression of Skills for Year 3 and Year 4

Progression of Skills for Year 5 and Year 6

pupil using a mirror to draw identical patterns in maths lesson at horton kirby primary school

Mathematics Progression

At Horton Kirby, we develop our pupil’s Mathematics understanding through essential skills; growing their depth of knowledge year on year. Through the use of ‘end of year expectations’, we are able to monitor their progress and allocate extra support and adaptations to the curriculum for pupils to maintain a strong Mathematical education.

Essential Skills from Year 1 to Year 6


Whole School Plan using White Rose Maths Hub



Times Tables are taught daily and tested weekly, through the use of Time Table Rock Stars. Weekly Mental Arithmetic is given out as homework in Key Stage 2. Calculation methods are tested weekly in Key Stage 2 also.

SEND Information

We ensure that SEND and disadvantaged children are given the necessary support in class to fully access the Maths Curriculum and equal opportunities are given for all to be confident in approaching any problem within the world around them.

Mathematics Extra Resources

For remote learning, please visit our remote learning page or contact our Head of Maths for more information.