Statement of Intent


We want all pupils to experience the excitement and enjoyment of maths and develop a sense of curiosity about the subject. At Barlborough, we foster positive can do attitudes and we promote the fact that ‘We can all do maths!’ We believe all children can achieve in maths, and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts through manageable steps. Our children will be taught the “why” and not just the “how” and will be encouraged to understand mathematical procedures and not just to follow them.  We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems. At our school, the majority of children will be taught the content from their year group only. They will spend time becoming true masters of content, applying and being creative with new knowledge in multiple ways. 


Maths videos

To support our calculation policy, we have produced these videos to show you some of the ways that we teach calculations in school.


Addition on a number line

Addition by partitioning

Addition with exchange


Subtraction on a number line

Subtraction by adding on

Subtraction with exchange


Grid multiplication

Short multiplication

Long multiplication


Division on a number line


Short division

Long division

In Mathematics we use many different methods to help us solve calculations. The links below provide guidance for parents on the progression of written methods that we use at Barlborough.

NEWS – Times Table Challenge Week 2014