Maths is taught for a minimum of one hour a day. Each lesson, or group of lessons, focuses on a particular mathematical learning objective or topic. Mental arithmetic is given a high priority especially with the use of Times Table Achievement Cards. Pupils are given targets for each year so that they learn by heart the 2 to 10 times tables by the end of year 5. Rapid recall and consolidation is then developed in year 6. Opportunities are also taken to develop mathematical skills in other areas of the curriculum, such as ICT and science.
By the end of Year 6, the children are expected to have sound awareness of number facts, to be able to apply them in mental calculations and have a good understanding of patterns that occur in number. Regular investigations give the children opportunities to apply their knowledge in problem solving situations. Computer and calculator work is done in line with National Curriculum requirements.