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At Dorridge Primary School we aim to inspire children with an enjoyment of maths and foster a ‘can do’ attitude to the understanding of the subject.

Following the introduction of the new National Curriculum in 2014 the emphasis has been to ensure that all children:

Maths Symbols

  • Become FLUENT
  • REASON and EXPLAIN mathematically

Maths is taught as a daily lesson, in ability groups (Years 2-6), in line with the programme of study detailed in the National Curriculum for Mathematics.

Web icon Mathematics programmes of study: Key Stages 1 and 2


In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), children are provided with opportunities to:

  • practise and improve their skills in counting numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems
  • describe shapes, spaces, and measures

Support with calculations

The following document is part of a program that we use in school, Busy Ant Maths from Collins Connect, and explains how the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) are taught progressively from EYFS to Year 6.

PDF icon BusyAnt Calculation Policy

When supporting your children at home, the Oxford Owl website have some useful videos to use. The videos help with various number and calculation topics and are packed with lots of handy hints and tips.

Web icon Oxford Owl videos

Fun Maths Resources

  • Mathletics is a safe and engaging learning experience which is full of games and rewards. We have arranged logins for all pupils in Years 2-6. They should have the details in their home school organisers.
    Web icon Mathletics Login
  • Maths Rockx (A favourite of Miss Farrington’s!) This is a fantastic app to help children learn times tables by singing to well-known music. This is available on both Apple and Google app stores. Please note that this is not a free app. It is available as an educational version, which removes in-app purchases but does still have a cost.
  • Squeebles A range of fantasic apps, also available from app stores, to support learning times tables, telling the time, fractions and calculations. Again, please note that these apps are not free.

Other useful, free, Maths games sites can be accessed using the links below. Please note that, as these are external sites, it is possible that they may change or disappear without warning! They are suitable for children across the school.

Web icon Maths Champs

Web icon Primary Games - Maths

Web icon Top Marks - Maths

Web icon Primary Interactive - Maths

Coming soon…

Children in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two have been enjoying 'Professor Poopenstinken's Magical Maths Clubs' after school. Keep your eyes-peeled for the next KS1 club coming in January 2018.