Cleves Primary School

      A Brighter Future


      At Cleves we aim to produce ‘Inspired and Confident Young Mathematicians’. 

      We provide an exciting and enabling mathematics curriculum that ensures that the objectives of the new National Curriculum are met across the whole school. We provide a range of experiences including speaking and listening activities, games, exercises, investigations and problem solving.

      Additionally, we make sure that children have opportunities to apply their maths knowledge and skills to other areas of the curriculum, for example, when studying science, physical education and geography. We try to give real life contexts to activities so that children see maths as a life skill.

      At Cleves we promote the use of concrete resources across the whole school in order to embed and enhance a true understanding of mathematical concepts and knowledge.

      The X Factor!

      Do you have the ‘X Factor?’ Cleves challenges you to learn ALL of your times tables!

      To achieve the:

      Bronze award = You need to know your 1, 2, 5 and 10 multiplication facts. 

      Silver award = You need to know your 3, 4, 9, 11 as well as 1, 2, 5, and 10 multiplication facts. 

      Gold award = You need to know your 6, 7, 8, 12 as well as 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 9, 10 and 11 multiplication facts. 

      Diamond award = You need to know your multiplication and division facts for the times tables, up to 12 x 12.

      Platinum award: You need to complete Platinum Test 1, Test 2 and Test 3. You will need to know your 13- and 14-times tables and use your knowledge of multiplication to: convert fractions and mixed numbers; convert between fractions, decimals and percentages; halve and double decimal and whole numbers; and multiply by 10, 100 and 1000.
      Practise! Practise! Practise! There is an opportunity in class each week to take the X Factor challenge and aim to achieve the awards in our lunchtime Times Table Club. Remember - it could be YOU!


      Each class from Year 1 to Year 6 is set two maths homeworks:

      - Mental Arithmetic sheet (in homework books)

      - MyMaths task (online)

      We run an afterschool club for those pupils who cannot access the internet at home to complete their MyMaths homework. Please ask at the School Office for more information.

      More Able

      We aim to stretch our pupils to reach their full potential in mathematics at Cleves. To do this, we have a number of opportunities for More Able pupils beyond the classroom:

      - More Able visits and workshops

      - Mathematics Booster packs on the MyMaths website

      - Weekly Maths Challenges on the school newsletter

      - Interschool competitions for Maths

      Websites to use at home:

      My Maths

      Abacus Zone



      BBC Bitesize



      Countdown Challenge! 

      Do you want to achieve mental agility? Are you really good with numbers? Why not exercise your brain with Mathematical gymnastics and join in the Cleves Math’s weekly ‘Countdown Challenge!’ Can you reach the Target? You are allowed to use each number ONLY once but you can use any operation and also brackets (X, - , +, ÷, and ( )). Good Luck!


      Curriculum Overview

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