St Columba's RC Primary School

We are Companions on a Journey

Ripley Street, Bolton, Lancashire BL2 3AR

0120 4333421


Maths is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.  At St Columba's, we are committed to providing all our pupils with high-quality teaching in maths that gives them a firm 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.

St Columba's Maths Vision Statement

Intent, Implementation and Impact of Maths at St Columba's

St Columba's Maths Policy

Power Maths

From September 2021, Reception to Year 6 will be following the Power Maths scheme of learning.  Below is a presentation for parents which explains more about the scheme. 

Calculation Policy

Our school's calculation policy follows the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach, which means that the children first experience the maths in a practical hands-on way, followed by representing the maths using pictures before finally moving to abstract, written methods. 

There are separate policies for EYFS, Key Stage One, Lower Key Stage Two (years 3 &4) and Upper Key Stage Two (years 5 & 6).  All policies are displayed below.

If you are unsure on any of the methods contained within the policy, your child's class teacher will be happy to talk through them with you.

EYFS Calculation Policy

Year 1 & Year 2 Calculation Policy

Year 3 & Year 4 Calculation Policy

Year 5 & Year 6 Calculation Policy

Progression in Maths

The following documents detail the progression in the different areas of Maths learning from Years 1 to 6:

Mathematical Vocabulary

The development of the children's use and understanding of vocabulary is a key priority within our school.  The following documents list all the mathematical vocabulary that the children will be taught in each year group.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

National Curriculum For Maths At Key Stages One and Two

 The National Curriculum for Maths at Key Stages One and Two, as issued by the Department For Education in September 2013,  is detailed below