“A high quality maths education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject." - Primary National Curriculum 2014

The maths curriculum at Gillibrand Primary school embraces this principal and aims to ensure that all our children leave school fluent in the fundamentals of maths, are able to reason mathematically and solve problems. We encourage all our children to see that maths is an essential part of their everyday life. We try at all times to show them how maths is used in real life situations and how a range of different people need to use maths every day to succeed in their jobs.  This year we will continue to develop children into budding mathematicians through developing their use of concrete resources as well their ability to reason and problem solve.  As such enabling them to master mathematics within their year group whilst promoting a greater depth and understanding of maths. We continue to ensure all children are given the opportunity to develop their love of the maths through outdoor learning as this is something we are very passionate about in all areas of our creative curriculum.

At all times, we want to instill a love of maths in our children so that to them learning maths is fun!


Calculation policies

Calculation Policy - Addition

Calculation Policy - Subtraction

Calculation Policy - Multiplication

Calculation Policy - Division

Times Tables Facts

Knowing all multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 is a requirement by the end of year 4. So one of the ways we make learning more fun is through singing our times tables!

Click below for links to help your child learn multiplication facts. Have fun!

Learn times tables

Once your child is in year 2, make sure your child also logs on to Times Tables Rock Stars - a fun way of learning their times tables.

Other free websites that your child can enjoy at home include:

BBC Schools

Snappy Maths

Top marks


Whole school maths