Hello, I am Mr Harrison - the Maths lead at Bleak Hill Primary. I have always had a passion for mathematics ever since I was in primary school myself. I loved completing pages of calculations and experimenting with numbers. I have completed a Specialist Primary Mathematics Teacher course at Edge Hill University and hold a degree in mathematics. Maths is like one great big jigsaw that links all the different areas together, and no matter how difficult something may appear there is always a solution, so remember to never give up!

Please take a look at out vision, intent, implementation & impact. You will also find documents relating to our curriculum below! 

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Bleak Hill Primary School recognises that maths is both a key skill within school, and a life skill to be utilised through everyday experiences. We aim to deepen children's mathematical understanding through a high-quality maths education which provides a firm foundation to build upon knowledge that is used in everyday life and activities. We aim to develop pupils’ ability to reason, build on fluency and make them resillent learners who become active problem solvers

Through the teaching of maths, we aim to develop: 


  • A positive attitude towards maths and an awareness of the relevance of maths in the real world.  
  • A process of enquiry and experiment.  
  • An ability to solve problems and think logically in order to work systematically and accurately.  
  • An ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others.  
  • Competence and confidence in pupils’ maths knowledge, concepts and skills.  
  • An appreciation of the creative aspects of maths and an awareness of its aesthetic appeal.  
Our approach to the curriculum is designed to develop children's knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts from the Early Years through to the end of Y6. •    In school, we follow the national curriculum and use White Rose Schemes of Work as a guide to support teachers with their planning and assessment.•    The calculation policy is used within school to ensure a consistent approach to teaching the four operations over time.•    Use mathematical theorists and educational research to build on teacher subject knowledge.•    Adopt the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) approach to all lessons.•    To ensure there are planned opportunities for children to revisit their learning through review and retrieval activities. •    Children demonstrate a deep understanding of maths. This includes the recollection of the times table. •     Children display a positive and resilient attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of mathematics. •    Each child achieves objectives (expected standard) for year group. •    The flexibility and fluidity to move between different contexts and representations of maths.•    The chance to develop the ability to recognise relationships and make connections in maths lessons. •    Mathematical concepts or skills are mastered when a child can show it in multiple ways, using the mathematical language to explain their ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations. 

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