24 September 2023
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Maths at Claremont


Claremont aims to provide a high-quality mathematics education that provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. There is a balance of fluency, problem solving and reasoning following KCC guidance of progression. The children make use of manipulatives (equipment), working walls, the outdoors and each other in order to develop their understanding. Teachers develop children's independent higher order thinking skills. When children are able to describe, represent, explain, and create their own example of a concept, idea or technique they are demonstrating 'mastery'. When children are able to solve problems of greater complexity, demonstrating creativity and imagination, independently explore and investigate, communicate results clearly, and systematically explain and generalise, they are working at greater depth.

Curriculum for mathematics on a term-by-term basis

EYFS - awaiting update
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Curriculum for mathematics on a year-by-year basis

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6


Please click on this link for a guide to how addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are taught in each year group.

Times Tables

Please click on this link for a guide about learning times tables.

How can I help my child get faster at recalling their times tables facts? Watch this video:

What do I do if my child cannot memorise times tables facts? Watch these videos:

Five Ways to Share Maths with Kids

Maths has moved on since many parents were at school. It's not about mechanically answering questions, it's about enjoying maths and being curious and learning about its beauty and power.

In this TED Talk, Dan Finkel explains how maths can be playful and is something to explore and enjoy.

Online Learning

Freckle (Years 1-6) https://freckle.com/en-gb/
This is web-based maths learning resource. It is pupil-centred and teacher-driven. It is differentiated, engaging and effective. It continuously adapts for personalised maths practice, while offering teachers the ability to focus on year objectives. It delivers real-world scenarios, skills practice, and peer-to-peer support with pupil-friendly incentives and age-appropriate designs to provide a balance of fun and learning. It increases pupil progress and proficiency in maths through objectives-based skill development, personalised target setting, and individualised practice sessions. It is aligned to KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum standards for England. Click on the following link to read a guide about Freckle written for parents and carers.

Numbots (intervention) (Year 3) https://numbots.com
This is a web based and app based learning resource. The goal is for pupils to
use efficient mental calculation strategies to add and subtract two-digit
numbers, so that they leave counting on their fingers behind! Visit https://numbots.com/schools/ for more information.

Times Tables Rockstars (Years 4-6) https://ttrockstars.com
This is a web based and app based learning resource. It is a personalised times tables training programme. For information about the TTRS model, visit:

For information about the online games, visit:

Please see the parent guide for further information.


Please click on this link to find out the meaning of mathematical terms.

What is 'mastery in mathematics'?

Please click on this video link to understand what is meant by 'mastery'.

Countdown Answer Sheet

Please follow the link to the Countdown answer sheet.

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