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BCS Maths

If you would like to find out more information about our Maths curriculum, please contact our Maths subject leader Mrs Cochrane using the following email address:

 Maths Curriculum Statement


At Bishop Chavasse, in Maths lessons, the children are able to explore new learning and develop their mastery through the adapted White Rose scheme. Through this scheme, Teachers are developing the children's mathematics skills through real life context, using concrete resources to help children develop their understanding of the subject. Throughout the day, the children are also looking at other ways to incorporate maths in everyday life. This could be in science where their statistical knowledge is used, or in the form of an investigation, linked to our broad and balanced curriculum, or even in Geography, where data and recording might be necessary. At Bishop Chavasse, we truly believe that maths is an area where children should be able to see the importance of using what they have learnt and applying it to everyday life, as well as developing their mastery skills. 


Children develop their mental maths facts, through various maths starter activities, these might include games, times table quizzes or mental maths exercises. These help to support the children's long term memory and scaffolds their deeper level thinking strategies. 


The quick recall of multiplication and division facts (times tables) is essential for all children. The ability to recall these facts quickly enables children to answer related questions with ease.

It is therefore important that we approach the teaching and testing of times tables in a similar and progressive format from Year 2 to Year 6.

According to the new National Curriculum 2014 the expectation of times tables in each Year Group is as follows:

Year group

Times Tables


Begin to explore skip counting.

Year 1

Count in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Year 2

2, 5 and 10 times tables

Year 3

3, 4 and 8 times tables are also introduced

Year 4

6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables are also introduced

Year 5

Fluency expected in all times tables (2-12)

Year 6

Fluency expected in all times tables (2-12)


The White Rose Maths scheme follows a distinctive three part structure which Teachers follow:

Concrete – putting the maths topics into context with real life situations and scenarios

Pictorial – helping the children to visualise the maths in a huge variety of ways.

Abstract – consolidation and practice of the techniques and skills, in order to apply the concept to real life situations and problems.


At Bishop Chavasse, we support the children through the aims of the national curriculum for mathematics:

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.


BCS Mathematics Whole School Long Term Plan

Parent Workshops Week Commencing 28/11/22