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Station Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 8EU

Pilsley Primary School

Inspire, Respect, Achieve


In the teaching of mathematics we aim to provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment, which encourages every child to progress to the best of their ability and promotes a positive attitude towards mathematics in their everyday lives.

Units of work for each term are based on the five strands:

1. Numbers and the Number System

2. Calculations (please click here to see how we teach calculations by year group)

3. Solving Problems

4. Measures, Shape and Space

5. Handling Data

A variety of commercial and school prepared resources are used to help in the teaching of both Maths and Literacy.

Our organisation is based on the four key principles:

1. A daily lesson of between 45-60 minutes, consisting of three parts:

mental/oral starter
main activity
2. Direct teaching and interactive oral work with the whole class and groups

3. An emphasis on mental calculation

4. Work on a common mathematical theme but at different levels to suit the range of abilities of the children in the class

Y1 Curriculum

Y2 Curriculum

Y3 Curriculum

Y4 Curriculum

Y5 Curriculum

Y6 Curriculum