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At Elmstead Primary School, our aim is to inspire an intrinsic love of maths in our children. We value the importance of developing a range of mathematical skills including reasoning; problem solving and mental arithmetic. 


Our problem solving and sophisticated questioning across the school encourages our children to make connections between different mathematical concepts and explain their reasoning behind problems that they face. We value the importance of challenge and encourage our children to challenge their own abilities to continually improve and build on their existing knowledge. 


We believe in the importance of making maths as hands on and practical as possible to give the children the opportunity to apply their learning to a real-life context.

For our children, we have found that when discrete maths skills are taught and then further used to reinforce and enhance other areas of the curriculum, for example in DT, Science, Computing and Art, our children begin to understand how maths can be used in wider life. 


All of these steps are captured in our maths process which is detailed below. 


Times Table Challenges 




Times table challenge 


Times Table Rockstars 




Log in to compete against yourself, your peers and across the school to beat your time!


Your teacher will be able to give you your username and password.


You can access this online via the web address below or alternatively, download the app to your Android/smartphone.



Number Bonds Challenge 




Number Bond Challenge


Times Table Songs




See document for the times table songs we play in school to support our learning.

Elmstead Primary Times Table Songs 


Maths Ambassadors  




Maths Ambassador Job Description 


Maths Ambassadors work towards promoting maths and the enjoyment of maths across the school. They have a fabulous attitude to maths and are keen to help others to improve their maths skills, knowledge and understanding. 


The job of a Maths Ambassador involves the following: 


  • Attending monthly meetings during lunchtime.
  • Support children in KS1 with basic mathematical recall facts (number bonds) 
  • Support children in KS2 with times table knowledge.
  • Raise the profile of maths in school.
  • To give pupils in our school a voice and help them share their ideas.
  • Lead activities relating to maths. 
  • Introduce competitions and new ideas.



Upcoming Events    


Friday 1st December 2023 - Year 5 and 6 attending Essex Year of Numbers Event at University of Essex. 
Friday 2nd February 2023 - Number Day 2024