By Gary Evans on Thursday, September 10, 2015 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. (DfE, 2014)

Mathematics at Bournville Junior School reflects the recent major shift in primary mathematics away from a curriculum of breadth (children being accelerated through to new content too early) to one of depth. This means all children will aim to build a deep understanding of concepts so they can apply their skills fluently and flexibly by being challenged to solve increasingly complex problems before tacking new content. Also, there is more focus on mathematical reasoning where children follow a line of enquiry, find proof and use mathematical language to explain their thinking. This way, children will be more secure and more confident with mathematics as they move to KS3. More than this, we aim to give our children the best platform as lifelong users of mathematics.

Bournville Junior School Mathematics Curriculum Overview

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Useful links

Offers a wide range of lessons, games and homework activities. The pupils will have their own login, so please see your class teacher if you are unsure. If you’re using an iPad, you can access MyMaths through the Puffin Academy app at

Brilliant games to improve recall of number facts. Compete against others around the world, if you wish!

Wonderful problem solving activities.

Instructional videos on all areas of maths. Like having a teacher you can rewind!

Lots of videos and activities from BBC Bitesize.

Interactive maths games and activities, broken down by areas.

Create and print your own worksheets.

A video with some ideas to help you master those tricky tables.


Link to Bournville Junior School’s Calculation policy.

A link to the DfE’s examples of SOME of the formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division children should be aiming to master by the end of Year 6.

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