Maths Blog

Great Maths in Year 1 – Using what we know

By | Maths, Year 1

Great maths from Year 1.  They are all using number facts that they know to solve other problems.

If you know 4 + 3 = 7 then you also know 40 + 30 = 70

If you know 7 – 2 = 5.  What is 70 – 20?

Why not tell Mrs. Whyman and explain to her how you know.

What other problems could you solve like this?

Practising the 3 and 4 X tables!

By | Homework, Maths, News, Year 3

At the end of November we will be having a test of our knowledge of the 3 and 4 times tables. I will giving questions to test the tables but also the corresponding division facts.

The following website is great to practise and is tablet friendly. We have been using it at school and the children really enjoy it.

Maths in Y1

By | Maths, Year 1

Well done to the Y1 maths superstars who came to Y4 to explain their work on making 7 in different ways.

How many ways can you make 7?

Is 3 + 4 the same as 4 + 3?


Mathematics at Wickersley St Alban’s C of E Primary School

Mathematics is a core subject in the National Curriculum.  At Wickersley St Alban’s, we strive to provide a high-quality mathematics education in which all children are encouraged to enjoy maths, achieve high standards and apply their skills with confidence.


We use the new Abacus scheme, which has been written for the new Primary Curriculum, as a framework to support our planning of curriculum coverage of number, measurement, geometry and statistics. This scheme is supplemented from a range of sources with practical activities, games and use of ICT.

We encourage the use oMoney twisterf visual representations of number and try to develop a knowledge of mathematical concepts as well as emphasise mental calculation and the use of correct mathematical vocabulary.

We believe that applying mathematical knowledge is vital and have developed a problem solving strategy, ChIPS – Challenge, Ideas and Possible Solutions, which is delivered weekly throughout school.


As well as a daily mathematics session, children are encouraged to dev063elop their mathematical reasoning in all activities in order to encourage connections within and between subjects.



To see the content of the mathematics curriculum we follow in each Year Group, please visit;