At Kilham Church of England Primary School, we aim to promote high standards of mathematics. Throughout our Maths curriculum, we aim to nurture and develop in the children a love of and deep understanding of the principles of math’s as we believe that this is vital in achieving success at school and later in life.


At Kilham Church of England Primary School we recognise that Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to the wider curriculum and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We aim to provide a high-quality mathematics education with a mastery approach so that all children:
   • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics.
   • reason mathematically.
   • can solve problems by applying their mathematics.
(National Curriculum 2014)

The school uses the ‘White Rose Maths’ scheme, which is a mastery approach to teaching mathematics.  ( This scheme of work aims to show pupils that everyone can do maths and inspire children's love for this fascinating subject. Covering a wide range of school years, it aims to develop pupils' reasoning, fluency and problem-solving skills.

The scheme of learning is split into different seasonal blocks including Autumn, Spring and Summer. Within each of these blocks, a different topic is covered, which is great for helping pupils learn one step at a time.


At Kilham CE Primary School, we follow the statutory National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Mathematics in Key Stages 1 and 2. These can be accessed by clicking here:


Our Mathematics curriculum is based upon ‘White Rose Maths’ resources which are fully supported by the Department for Education as they meet the requirements of the new curriculum. It provides all the elements that teachers need to teach Maths mastery with confidence and encourage children to talk using maths language. We measure our impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
   • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes.

   • Start of block and end of block assessment as well as termly assessment using tests provided through the White Rose Maths scheme.

   • Pupil discussions about their learning.
As a result of this approach we aim to inspire children to have a love of maths. The children should become confident in mathematical concepts with a deep and thorough understanding of methods and strategies to apply to a wide range of mathematical problems.

Here are our Spring 1 Marvellous Mathematicians


England Rocks 

Well done to the boys below who took part in the TT Rocks competition—England Rocks. During the week they tried to answer as many multiplication and division questions correctly as they could. The competition was against each other and also against any other competing school in England. The three boys below were the highest ranked children in Kilham School, with J Revitt being named the most valuable player from the school.

England Rocks
Maths in Action
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Parents supporting children at home. To help your children with their maths at home click on the weblink below and select your child's current year group.

Kilham Church of England Primary School Calculations Policy - How we teach maths at Kilham.

Addition_and_subtraction_calculation_policy_1_.pdf .pdf
Multiplication_and_Division_calculation_policy_V2.pdf .pdf

White Rose Maths Progression




Counting to calculating

NumBots equips each pupil with the set of core maths skills they require by building their knowledge from the ground up - starting at the very beginning with subitising.

Once pupils can recognise small quantities of objects (“counting-without-counting”), they are asked to subitise two groups, presented together. The deliberate use of previous arrangements helps introduce the idea of numbers being partitioned, laying the foundation for number bonds.

Familiar pictorial representations (including bar models and cherries) raise the difficulty of questions without affecting pupils’ confidence. Pupils begin to explore abstract number problems within 10, and practice automating their responses to “one/two more/less than...” questions.

This natural mathematical progression from one concept to the next ensures pupils are fully prepared to move on, from adding and subtracting within 10, to bridging 10, to finally answering questions involving two-digit numbers. Number lines and hundred squares are then used to explain more sophisticated addition and subtraction strategies, such as partitioning and compensation.



Instant recall of key number facts must be built on a secure and genuine mathematical understanding in order for pupils to move forward and solve increasingly complex problems.


Story Mode is designed to develop pupils’ understanding of the relationship between different numbers and concepts, such as partitioning and the part-whole model. NumBots’ deliberate teaching-for-mastery approach has led to carefully sequenced and varied levels that ensure pupils fully grasp each essential new skill. As a result of methodically layering up the complexity, pupils maintain maths confidence and are primed to learn the next concept.

As well as cementing their understanding, pupils’ recall is also significantly boosted. While Story Mode is underpinned by best practice in memory formation - i.e. short, spaced practice sessions on interleaved material - the quick-fire questions and low-stakes quizzing in Challenge Mode enhances pupils’ retrieval of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts and improves the efficiency of their mental strategies.

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As part of our work across school to improve our times tables, Kilham School uses TTRockstars.

In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.

This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 16,000 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.

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