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Here at Birdwell we aim to deliver an inspiring and engaging mathematics curriculum which enables children to be numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident mathematicians. We work really hard to engage children of all ages and abilities, and are proud that in a recent survey our children rated maths as one of the top three favourite subjects.


We are following the National Curriculum for Mathematics, which aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and recall and apply knowledge
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and using mathematical language
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems


You will find a number of key documents below.

Times Tables
Please find below a parent times table booklet.  You can use the ideas in the booklet to help your child learn and practice their times tables.

Fluency in Mathematics
The National Curriculum states that pupils should become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics through varied and frequent practice. While a part of this is about knowing key mathematical facts and recalling them efficiently, fluency means so much more than this.
Fluency gives pupils the ability to delve deeper into Maths; to develop number sense and choose the most appropriate method for the task at hand; to be able to apply a skill to multiple contexts.
Please find below a booklet for years 1-6 that you might find useful.