Maths at Holy Trinity - Our Vision 

Belief + Hard Work + Understanding = Success

Mathematics is an important creative discipline that helps us to understand and change our world. At Holy Trinity, we want all pupils to have a positive experience of mathematics. 

We want them to develop a sense of curiosity about the subject and to see the power and the beauty of numbers.

At Holy Trinity, we foster ‘can do’ attitudes. We believe all children can achieve in mathematics, and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems before acceleration through new content. 


Curriculum Intent: Skills

 We aim for all pupils to:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. 

  • Solve problems by applying their mathematics, with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios.

  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.

  • Have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately.


Curriculum Implementation

Our maths timetable consists of a daily 45 minutes mathematics lesson which introduces a new small step in learning.

Each day, in a separate Maths on Track session there will be opportunities for practice, arithmetic and intervention. 


Mathematics Lesson

Each lesson focuses on a manageable step of new learning based on the NC statements.

Lesson design:

  1. Hook:  An Introduction to the small step in learning within a suitable context.

  2. Teach It: Live modelling of the new learning with explicit use of potential misunderstandings

  3. Practise It: All children practise together  

  4. Do It: Up to 5 examples 

  5. Secure It: 1 or 2 Misunderstandings

  6. Deepen It: Apply understanding to solve new problems 

  7. Review It: Lesson Recap: Key Concept Statement and Key Vocabulary


MathsOnTrack (MOT) Session

Day 1 :  Arithmetic

Day 2 :  Arithmetic

Day 3 :  Deliberate Practice: Past and Present

Day 4:   Deliberate Practice: Past and Present

Day 5:   Times table focus


This is our current "KeepCALM and Catch-up" Curriculum:

Keepcalm road map


You can view our Calculation Progressions below:

Downloads Date  
Calculation Strategies by year group 23rd Feb 2021 Download
Calculation Progression 23rd Feb 2021 Download
Addition Subtraction Progression 23rd Feb 2021 Download