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Broad Lane, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 2JJ

0113 887 3310

Hollybush Primary School

Nurture, Respect, Aspire

Broad Lane, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 2JJ

0113 887 3310




Maths is an important part of our curriculum. A new national curriculum has recently been introduced that highlights the importance maths plays in everyday life. We aim to encourage the children at Hollybush to become confident in using a range of maths skills, such as quickly recalling their times tables. We try to make maths as fun as possible by teaching the children using a range of practical methods. 

Basic Skills

At Hollybush we recognise the importance of learning ‘the basics’ in maths. In each year group there is a list of skills that we would like children to acquire linked to the expectations in the new national curriculum. The children know about these skills and are given a chance to practice them regularly in school.



    • Read, write and order numbers to 10.
    • Say the number that is one more or less than a single digit number.
    • Name some shapes and tell you about them in my own words. 



    • Read, write and order numbers to 20.
    • Count in step of 2, 5 and 10 starting at zero.
    • Add and subtract single digit numbers.
    • Name and describe simple 2D and 3D shapes
    • Solve problems, including measures, using my mathematical knowledge 

Year 1


    • Count, read and write numbers to 100 in digits.
    • Write numbers to 20 in words.
    • Count multiples in 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's.
    • Say one more/less than any number.
    • Learn number bonds to 10 and 20.
    • Recognise the +, -, x, ÷, = symbols.
    • Recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes.
    • Find ½, ¼ and ¾ of a shape or quantity.
    • Compare, measure and record using standard units for: lengths and heights, mass, capacity and volume and time 

Year 2


    • Count in 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's forwards and backwards from any number.
    • Read and write numbers to one hundred in numerals and words.
    • Use <, > and = signs
    • Know and use place value and number facts (to twenty) to solve problems.
    • Begin to know number pairs to 100.
    • Use inverse relationships to solve number problems. (+- and x ÷)
    • Recognise, name and write fractions 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 and 3/4 of a whole
    • Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement,
    • Tell and write the time to 5 minutes including quarter past/to the hour
    • Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); volume and capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit.
    • Construct and interpret pictograms, tables and simple graphs

Year 3


    • Begin to read and understand mathematical vocabulary with confidence
    • Read, write and order numbers to 1000 in numerals and words.
    • Understand place value using hundreds, tens and units up to 999
    • Know all multiplication facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables and associated division facts.
    • Count in multiples of 2, 5, 10, 50 and 100
    • Recognise 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
    • Add and subtract mentally combinations of 1-digit, 2-digit and 3 digit numbers.
    • Recognise and use the inverse.
    • Identify, name and write unit fractions up to 1/12
    • Recognise angles as a property of shape and associate angle as an amount of turning
    • Identify horizontal, vertical, perpendicular, parallel and curved lines
    • Tell the time accurately to the nearest minute on a 12 and 24 hour clock including Roman numerals.
    • Read, interpret and present data using pictograms and bar charts with scales

Year 4


    • Read and understand mathematical vocabulary with confidence
    • Recognise and continue number sequences formed by counting on or back in steps of a constant size
    • Read, write and order whole negative numbers through zero
    • Know all multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and corresponding division facts
    • Add and subtract mentally pairs of 2-digit whole numbers
    • Multiply and divide 2 and 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, be able to record using a written method
    • Count in multiples of 6,7,9,25 and100.
    • Find 1000 more or less than a given number.
    • Round to the nearest 100/1000.
    • Read Roman numerals up to 100.
    • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.
    • Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations
    • Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare the size of different angles.
    • Find the area and perimeter of rectangular shapes.
    • Read and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24- hour clocks

Year 5


    • Read, write and order numbers to 1,000,000
    • Count from any number in whole number and decimal steps, extending beyond zero when counting backwards
    • Use a number line for whole, decimal or negative numbers
    • Know what each digit represents in whole numbers and decimals up to 2 places
    • Use knowledge of place value and addition and subtraction to derive sums, differences, doubles and halves of decimals
    • Know quickly multiplication facts up to 10 x 10
    • Multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000
    • Use an efficient written method to add and subtract whole numbers and decimals with up to 2 places
    • Understand area and perimeter and to calculate these for standard shapes.
    • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one to the other .
    • Use knowledge of angles in a circle, triangle and a straight line to find missing angles.
    • Use the RUCSAC method to solve a range of mathematical problems.
    • Recognise and use mathematical vocabulary; perimeter, area, product, inverse,
    • Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places
    • Measure angles in degrees and draw a given angle, writing its size in degrees

Year 6

    • Read, write, order and compare numbers to 10 million and determine the value of each digit
    • Find the difference between a positive and a negative integer, or 2 negative integers in context
    • Use decimals up to 3 places and position them on a number line
    • Use multiplication facts and knowledge of place value to find related multiplication and division facts involving decimals
    • Know squares of numbers to 12 x 12
    • Know prime numbers up to 100
    • Use an efficient written method to add and subtract integers and decimals
    • Use an efficient written method to multiply and divide integers and decimals by a 1-digit integer
    • Use a protractor to measure angles.
    • Locate and describe positions in four quadrants.
    • Convert measures using metric and imperial units.
    • Add and subtract mixed numbers and fractions with different denominators
    • Identify the value of each digit to three decimal places and multiply and divide numbers up to three decimal place by 10, 100 and 1000 [267]
    • Use ratios to show the relative sizes of two quantities
    • Be able to work out percentages confidently.