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The National Curriculum


At St Paul's and All Hallows we follow the National Curriculum for mathematics.


The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure 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


Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programmes of study are, by necessity, organised into apparently distinct domains, but pupils should make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.





At St Paul’s and All Hallows we use Abacus Active learn as a planning resource. Abacus follows the national curriculum and supports our staff in teaching for mastery.

Weekly homework is set by teachers for children to complete using their individual abacus log in details. Homework links with the weeks learning and is a chance for children to consolidate what they have been taught. Teachers check each child’s progress through this resource.

Please ensure your child logs on each week to complete their homework.  



Abacus-Teaching for mastery

Mastery means having a secure understanding of mathematical concepts and processes, combined with a genuine procedural fluency. A child who has mastered a particular skill is able to apply their understanding and solve different types of problem, including where the skill is either embedded in a different context, or where a choice of method has to be made

Some children will be able to achieve mastery with greater depth. This means that they are able to apply their understanding of a concept in a wider variety of contexts, some of which are more difficult. They can manipulate the facts they know and the skills they possess in order to solve more complex problems. More developed forms of mathematical reasoning are central to this process, and enable the recognition of a link between operations and processes.

Times Table Rock Stars:

Your child has been signed up to use this inline resource to help them with their times tables. They should have recieved a personal login and password which they can use to access the site. 


The web address is


If you have any problems using this resource, speak to your child's teacher. 

Year 4 Multiplication and Times Tables Check


From the 2019/20 academic year on wards, schools in England will be required to administer an online multiplication tables check to year 4 pupils 


The purpose of the multiplication tables check is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.


Expectations for times tables

Year 1

Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. Recall and use all doubles to 10 and corresponding halves

Year 2

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.

Year 3

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.

Year 4

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12x12.

Year 5

Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12x12.

Year 6

Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12x12.