Maths at Kells Lane

At Kells Lane we strive to ensure all children will achieve!

We have spent a lot of time looking at the way we teach Maths to create an inclusive curriculum, with well thought out steps to guarantee children fully understand the learning behind each mathematical concept. Practical and visual resources are a key component of our teaching.

When you click on the pictures below, it will take you to each year group class page.

Click on each picture to find out more about each year group…



Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Aims of the New 2014 Primary Curriculum:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Our School Partnership 

Kells Lane staff have been working with the Great North Maths Hub, coordinated by the NCETM, for four years now.

The Great North Maths Hub is part of a programme funded by the Department for Education (DfE), to ensure excellent teaching of Mathematics.

Our staff have been have been provided with some excellent opportunities due to this partnership.

This project has allowed us to develop our own teaching, support other schools and gain expert guidance to ensure the best for our pupils.

‘Hands On Maths’

As a school we believe that mathematical understanding is achieved by using exploring and investigating. Therefore, children are introduced to concepts by the use of concrete objects to help them make sense of a concept or problem.

These give children the freedom to explore concepts through physical manipulation, allows them time to experiment and investigate, therefore building confidence and the use of mathematical language.

As the children’s understanding grows, they can move on to the abstract problems (using numbers and formula). They are able to see how numbers are represented and how a formula works as they have already spent the time exploring the concept. 

How can I help at home?

Please watch the videos that our children have created.  They are designed to provide you with some insight into the teaching of maths at Kells Lane. Our children are very excited to demonstrate their amazing learning and fantastic understanding.

You could also help by practicing times tables together at home. Playing games and chanting together can make such a difference! 

You can also play on some of our favorite apps at home. Click on the pictures below to take you to the log in pages.