A Corrie we value the Arts and Democracy as core drivers within our maths curriculum.  We achieve this by drawing upon examples of how maths us used in the art of different cultures e.g. islamic tile patterns.  Role Play is featured in some maths lessons as dramatic starters for lessons or to act out real life maths problems.  Counting songs, number rhymes are ways in which we memorise maths facts and processes bringing music to our maths lessons.  Within dance and gymnastics we explore shapes and symmetry, angles and rotation.  We use maths to promote SMSC for example using statistics to gather, collate and analyse contributions to inform collective enterprise and decision making opportunities for collaborative investigation and shared problem solving support our democratic values.

Children are taught maths through ActiveLearn Primary to ‘Inspire confidence and a love of maths – and help every child master the national curriculum.’ ActiveLearn Primary is a maths scheme that helps every child master the new national curriculum. Children in all classes have access to ActiveLearn Primary maths resources which are set by the class teacher and allow children to practice the skills whilst playing games. – click here to take you to the log in page, you will need your unique log in username and password.

We use additional resources to support the teaching of mathematics;

  • TT Rockstars again all children have their own unique log in username and password. Please ask your teacher if you do not.
  • Maths of the Day – a resource which teachers use maths through sport to support the teaching of various aspects of maths.
  • Mathseeds children in KS1 have their own unique log in username and password. Please ask a member of staff if you do not.

Children can use these resources as homework and support their learning of maths through engaging activities.


The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.