“I enjoy energy club because I play games with my friends.” – AS
“Maths is my best lesson because I like doing my times tables.” – KH
“I love going on lots of trips.” – TR
“When I finish my work I help other people.” – CB
“My teacher helps me when I don’t understand.” – AM
“I love EAL trips on the minibus.” – IL
“I like going to ‘Little Pears’ because its fun and I can play games.” – AB
“My teacher is the best teacher ever!” – FR
“The football team is great!” – SL
“I use an ipad to help me check my work.” – LF
“I want to stay in the EAL Class forever!” – AP
“I like the reward trips, especially lazer tag!” – JC
“I love school because I love learning!” – SG
“Netball club is good fun.” – SH
“Science is great because we get to do experiments.” – NC
“Maths lessons are the best!” – SW


At Hollymount School we strive to provide a curriculum which is both rich and thorough.

We aim to ensure children acquire and become fluent with the basic principles of mathematics and are able to apply this knowledge to problem solving.

Speaking and listening is a priority and the curriculum ensures opportunities for pupils to develop their reasoning and explanation skills.


To find out more about our recent Maths based Inspire Workshops, please click here.


Competitive maths games and challenges!

""A high-quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. " (The National Curriculum, September 2013)."

“Outstanding teaching of Maths  was observed by Ofsted(2012)”


Maths Curriculum

Marvellous Monday Maths offers children the opportunity to apply their mathematical understanding and develop their problem solving skills through open ended investigations and high quality dialogue and discussion.

Daily practice of number facts gives pupils the opportunity to  be able to recall facts at speed. Pupils have the opportunity to participate in termly Maths’ Challenges which test their speedy recall of number facts and multiplication tables.

Children enjoy both discrete Mathematics lessons where they learn and develop their skills and cross curricular opportunities where they use and apply existing skills.




.It is a ‘light touch’ programme delivered by specially trained school staff, to a group of up to 4 children outside the classroom as a supplement to their daily mathematics lessons  and aims to build children’s confidence in mathematics. This programme has a Post Office theme: children use letters, parcels, postcards and house numbers in their mathematical activities.

1stClass@ Number at Key Stage 1 aims to raise attainment of pupils in Year 1 to 3.
1stClass@ Number at Key Stage 2 aims to support pupils in Year 4 to 6.

Numbers Count

Numbers Count is the core component of the Every Child Count programme, which has been designed to help children to develop their knowledge and understanding of number and their mathematical reasoning ability. These two elements underpin children’s learning across the mathematics curriculum.
This is offered to selected children in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Pupils receive a daily lesson from a specialist Numbers Count Teacher.

Numbers Count in Key Stage 1 has been designed to support children in Year 1 to 3. Each pupil receives a 30-minute lesson every day for about 10 weeks, in addition to continuing to have their daily class mathematics lessons.

Numbers Count in Key Stage 2 has been designed to support children in Year 4 to 6. Each pupil also receives a 30-minute lesson every day for about 10 weeks, in addition to their daily Maths lessons


Calculation Policies

Please click on any of the year groups below to see our calculation policies:


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Please visit our Flipped Learning page to hear formal calculation strategies explained by some of our Year 6s – click here.