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Emmanuel Holcombe Maths Vision


  • To prepare our children for life with a range of practical mathematical skills. 

  • To help our children acquire a growing understanding of mathematical ideas. 

  • To help develop and extend our children’s knowledge of mathematical concepts. 



The Emmanuel Holcombe curriculum is shaped by the school vision to enable all children, regardless of background, ability or additional needs to flourish and live life to the full. Our Maths curriculum has been designed in line with the National Curriculum (2014), to produce clear skills and knowledge progression.  At Emmanuel Holcombe we believe that: 


  • Maths should be taught in an imaginative, purposeful, well managed, safe and enjoyable way. 

  • Teachers should give clear and accurate instructions and use skilful questioning. 

  • Links should be made with other subjects.  E.g. PE, Science, etc. 

  • They should be given opportunities to use and apply their mathematical knowledge. 

  • Teaching should occur both in and outdoors,  

  • The children should be taught using a range of concrete and abstract resources as well as mental and written strategies. 

The teaching of maths will be carried out following the Power Maths scheme of work.  Maths sessions will be taught every day and these will taught to each year group separately.  Each class will have a maths display in their classroom, this will allow the children to be immersed in the language as often as possible.   This display will be built upon and added to with the new strategies and facts the children are learning. 


Links should be made between mathematics and other subjects wherever appropriate and references to the world around us should be made where possible.   



Our Maths curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key knowledge and practical skills, as set out by the national curriculum. 

 These are as follows:  

- Children demonstrate quick recall of facts and procedures. This includes the recollection of the times tables. - The flexibility and fluidity to move between different contexts and representations of mathematics.  

- The ability to recognise relationships and make connections in mathematics.  

- The children can APE (Answer, Prove & Explain) their work. 

- The children can use a range of concrete, pictorial, abstract or mental resource and methods to solve a problem.     

- The children show a high level of pride in the presentation and understanding of the work. 

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