The BDS Maths Curriculum is divided into a variety of categories which are designed to allow personalised learning and progression in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum i.e. pupils access subject matter at the point relevant to their stage of learning.

The subject matter as set out in our Benton Dene Assessment tool is as follows:


  • Counting and Sequencing
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Reading and Writing numbers
  • Number Handling
  • Place Value
  • Mathematical Language
  • Fractions/Decimals/
  • Data Handling
  • Problem Solving

Number Sense

  • Pre P10


  • Shape
  • Pattern, Position and Movement
  • Time
  • Measurements (Length, Weight, Capacity)
  • Geometry
  • Space

The Benton Dene Maths Curriculum will work to support teachers understanding of these areas so as best to plan effective, high quality lessons which will enhance the children’s understanding of Mathematical concepts, leading to greater Mastery based on each child’s level of understanding.


There is no expectation for each child to cover all of the subject matter each year. Each child should be taught to their stage of learning. The curriculum sets out those next steps within a subject area so that staff are aware of the required stages of learning

Multiplication Checks

At Benton Dene there is no statutory requirement for every child in Year 4 to take the online Multiplication Check. The children at Benton Dene will have access to daily Mathematic work to ensure they continually develop their understanding of Maths, putting it into practice wherever possible.


There is no statutory requirement for the children of Benton Dene to participate in testing at Key Stage 1 or 2. Those children working at the appropriate levels will be targeted to do so and will complete the Key Stage 1 or 2 SATs paper with the appropriate amount of support.


LINK – National Curriculum doc

Playing Maths Games

Have you seen our list of online games and activities that your child can enjoy wherever they have Internet Access?

LINK – list of useful websites

Maths games don't have to be computer-based, though.  There are lots of ways in which you can bring maths to life for your child through simple games and activities.  Whether out shopping, using the context of money to help develop your child's skills, or helping them to better understand measurement when baking or putting together the new rabbit's hutch, there's always an opportunity for a 'maths moment'!  

Board games can be great for developing a child's maths skills too!  Playing these can be a really powerful way for young children to become comfortable with our number system, spotting patterns and literally playing with numbers.

Some of our favourite board games (and others) are shown below...

         Monopoly            Snakes and Ladders          Dominoes                 Shut the box

Dice are an amazing way to bring numbers to life, and can be used in so many creative ways to have fun... and learn at the same time!

There are many dice games out there. Which was your favourite to play at home?

Tweet us @bentondenesch #dicegames

Maths Calculations

This calculation guidance has been written in line with the programmes of study taken from the revised National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014). It provides guidance on appropriate calculation methods, supporting the progression made in our children and building upon their prior knowledge for the 4 calculations.

Addition 1

Division 1

Multiplication 1

Subtraction 1