Pelham Primary School


At Pelham we love maths and see it as an essential life skill. We are committed to ensuring that children have a positive and meaningful experience of mathematics throughout the school. We offer a curriculum that secures essential knowledge and skills whilst giving the children many opportunities to use and apply their mathematical skills across the curriculum through real life problem solving and mathematical investigations.

The mathematics curriculum is broken down into the following strands:






Our aims in teaching Mathematics are that the children will:

Interventions and extensions

At Pelham, we monitor the children's progress carefully and organise extension groups for children who are ready for an additional push whilst also giving regular small group support to those children finding the subject challenging.


Every child from Year 1 to Year 6 is given a personal password to give them access to the award winning Mathletics website. This interactive website is full of helpful guidance, games and challenges. It is a great resource that inspires the children to rehearse their maths skills at home. Just what we want! We also offer a lunchtime Mathletics club

How parents and carers can help

Every parent and carer can do their bit to help inspire their children to be successful in maths:

Calculation Policy

At Pelham, we recognise that children need a range of calculation strategies which are efficient, accurate and reliable. Through a carefully developed calculation policy, children are given a 'tool kit' of strategies which enable them to calculate confidently.

Some of these methods will look different to the methods you were taught as a child. Please feel free to come in and ask questions about the methods we are using. To assist parents further, when helping their children with maths, we run occasional workshops and have made available the Wandsworth Calculations Policy, which the school has adopted, for you to be able to download by clicking on the link below. This provides clear examples and instructions showing how we teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in each school year.

Calculation Policy and Guidance (2014)

Curriculum Guidance

Click on the link below for an overview of the maths topics taught across each year group, throughout the year.

Maths Curriculum Overview

Click on the links below for the Mathematics National Curriculum guides:

The Primary Mathematics Curriculum