Maths at Kenton is an interesting, multi-faceted subject. There are many demands on this subject not just in the academic sphere (C.E, Science, Geography, ICT) but also teaching the children to be able to handle the ordinary day to day situations that require Mathematics. Thus the aims of this department are controlled by these requirements.


  • To develop the children's basic number skills - tables, number bonds

  • To enable the children to apply Mathematics to daily problems in life.

  • To provide Mathematical skills for cross curricular activities such as Science,Geography, Sport, ADT.

  • To prepare them for the C.E exam

  • To provide them with the opportunity to think creatively and to produce work within groups.

  • To develop analytical skills within the children.

  • To develop the skill of spatial awareness.

  • To ensure that the children achieve a progressive and continuous growth within their Mathematical skills

  • To train them to present their work in a clear and logical manner.

  • To teach them the appropriate uses of the calculator

  • To provide a sound basis in Mathematics to enable them to transfer easily to the G.C.S.E. Mathematics course and other similar courses. 

  • Mathematics is taught throughout the school and is allotted a fairly generous portion of time, given the demands for all curriculum areas to be adequately covered. Currently, the time allocation is as follows:


Maths is taught by class teachers in the Junior School. The focus here is on developing sound numeracy skills, including good recall of number bonds and multiplication tables. Pupils are also encouraged to apply these in different situations. To this end, we try to ensure that each class is adequately resourced with the required learning materials that would help to develop a clear understanding of the concepts.



In the Senior School, the focus is very much on developing a greater understanding and application of mathematical principles.

Pupils are taught in Sets, which are broadly based on ability as well as pupils’ individual learning styles. Movement within the sets is based on each individual students progress, and can happen at any time deemed appropriate by consultation between the teachers.

Year 5 

Year 5 follow a syllabus which mainly aims at ensuring that their basic numeracy skills are very sound, thus forming the basis for more advanced work. They also study the core skills for all mathematical areas. The pupils are basically being prepared for Year 6 where they have to cover a large range of topics. Year 5 is a very important year in their development as it paves the way and sets up the groundwork for the following 3 years. How well they learn here really does influence the rest of their Mathematical career.


Year 6 

Year 6 is the end of Key Stage 2 and we aim to go beyond this in some areas, in keeping with the demands of the CE 13+ syllabus.


Year 7 

Year 7 is devoted to a consolidation of most topics from Year 6 and building a deeper understanding of them. Any Year 6 work not adequately covered is to be completed in this year- after the revision period at the beginning of the year. We also aim to cover all the topics required for the C.E papers at Level 2.


Year 8

Most pupils sit CE at Level 2, and usually the syllabus is completed in Year 7 Where this has not happened, we have time to do so at the beginning of this key year. There is sufficient time to cover the extra topics required for Level 3 for those pupils who will attempt these papers.

Year 8 is dedicated to revising the syllabus and fine tuning a pupil’s mathematical skill to ensure they leave Kenton a capable and enthusiastic mathematician.

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