n the Early Years Mathematics is embedded into children's daily routines and through the Foundation Stage 'play' based curriculum so that from an early age children develop an enjoyment of number. 

All children in KS2 have two daily Maths lessons, one focussing on Arithmetic and the other on Reasoning skills. All children in KS1 and 2 have Maths lesson in which exciting opportunities for the application of number skills are built in. From Year 1 they learn times tables through songs, games and chanting which will help prepare them for the new Year 4 maths multiplication test that will start from 2020. Talk and Challenge are  key foci throughout all maths lessons and there are lots of opportunities for the children  to discuss, discover, reason and explore to help them  become great problem solvers both indoors and outside.

From Year 1 children have a My Maths account where class teachers can set online homework for them to complete. There are a wide and exciting range of activities for the children which helps them  practise and master keys maths skills. In addition to this the children may also choose to log on and play exciting and engaging maths games during non-directed time.

There are also after school Maths Clubs that the children can join to help promote a love of Maths, for example Discovery Zone where they can work on My Maths and Times Table Rockstars.

times table rock starsOcean Maths sessions are held for children and their parents in the Early Years. This is a great opportunity for children to learn Maths with their parents whilst having fun. At the same time parents develop an awareness of the skills and knowledge their children are expected to have.

  Numbots2We have subscribed to Numbots and Times Table Rockstars. These are online Maths programs that support quick recall of number facts and times tables respectively. Numbots is for Reception and Key Stage 1 and Times Table Rockstars is used from Year 2 upwards.


 Our Maths Policy can be downloaded here:  Maths Policy

Curriculum Overview

Click on each year group to see an overview of our curriculum.

Year 1 Curriculum

Year 2 Curriculum

Year 3 Curriculum

Year 4 Curriculum

Year 5 Curriculum

Year 6 Curriculum

 Key Instant Recall Facts (Known as KIRF's)

Key Instant Recall Facts aredesigned to support the development of the mental fluency skills that underpin much of the mathematics curriculum. They are particularly useful when calculating be it addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.

They are closely aligned to  our Building Blocks for each year group as indicated below.

You can download our overview here to see the expectations for each year group:

Overview of Key Instant Recall Facts

Building Blocks

Children in all year groups work towards achieving the 'Building Blocks' appropriate to the age group. The knowledge built into each one is key to developing mathematical skills and understanding. When a child achieves the skills aligned to their year group they move on to the next set.

Click on the relevant link below to view each year group's Building Blocks. 

Reception Red Building Blocks

Year 1 Orange Building Blocks

Year 2 Yellow Building Blocks

Year 3 Green Building Blocks

Year 4 Blue Building Blocks

Year 5 Indigo Building Blocks

Year 6 Violet Building Blocks

Year 7 White Building Blocks

Times Table Challenge

We have a Times Table Challenge that involves them completing a times table grid and try to beat the clock! Children are working towards their Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Badges.

argyle cit logotimes bronze award

See what they have to do to achieve each badge by clicking the links below.

Argyle Multiplication Challenge Bronze Award

Argyle Multiplication Challenge Silver Award

Argyle Multiplication Challenge Gold Award

Argyle Multiplication Challenge Platinum Award