Maths is an essential skill which children will use all their lives. At BHCPS, we aim to deliver a high-quality maths education through daily lessons to support the children to develop these fundamental skills.

We intend 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



Through the use of Power Maths, our pupils work individually and collaboratively with their teachers facilitating their learning. Children self-assess, are constantly challenged and have clear models and images to help their understanding. Most lessons include problem solving to develop children’s conceptual understanding enabling them to apply their skills to different problems. We teach strategies for calculation with a focus on mental methods, jottings and formal written methods.



Children enjoy being challenged in Maths at BHCPS and have many opportunities to become confident and capable mathematicians. They are confident discussing their learning and enjoy talking about their work. Children build up a range of strategies and approaches towards maths as they progress through school, which will prepare them for further education and future life.


Curriculum Overview

Overview for 2022-23


Skills Progressions

The ten strands of maths as laid out in the national curriculum are:


Maths News

During British Maths Week at the end of November, 20 pupils from across Years 5 and 6 took part in the Primary Maths Challenge. Congratulations to all who took part - we are very impressed with how well they all did. Special congratulations to our certificate winners:

Gold - Lucce (6S) and Finley (6S)

Silver - Alice (6S), Poppy (5C), Jai (5D) and Dominik (5C)

Bronze - Lily (5D), Holly (5C), Edith (5D), Lyla (5C), Max (6C) and Josh (6C)

Pupils across KS2 also took part in TT Rockstars 'England Rocks' competition in the same week. Well done to our 3 top pupils in the school Holly (5C), Jai (5D) and Finley (6S) and our highest scoring class - 3G!