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Curwen Primary School



The intent of the Curwen maths curriculum is to ensure our children SHINE- for them to be the best mathematicians they can be, be ready for the next stages in their educational journeys and fundamentally develop a genuine love for maths.

Within maths, children will be successful if they can develop fluency and reasoning across the curriculum. They will be healthy and safe if they develop the correct strategies within maths to overcome and persevere when faced with challenging problems. Children have a sense of identity by being encouraged to become self-confident, resilient, mature and independent. They will feel nurtured when they know that they are supported in their learning and are able to support each other. In addition to this, the children feel confident enough to ask for help and know how to seek help. They are engaged by developing key knowledge and skills which is evident within our Curwen curriculum. 

Curwen's Multiplication Challenge


At Curwen we have a range of awards, competitions and challenges that we offer in maths. Children are able to collect certificates as they work their way through these different challenges. We start with our number bonds in year 1 and then introduce the times table awards. We encourage you to support your child to be able to learn and understand the concept in these different areas. Please see below the different awards we offer.

Bronze Star

A Bronze star knows their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables in any order.



Silver Star

A Silver star knows their 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 times table in any order.



Gold Star

A Gold star knows their knows all their times table in any order, and the division facts.



Platinum Star

A Platinum star within KS2 can multiply & divide by 10, 11 & 1000, calculate squared numbers & roots, convert between units of measure and fractions, decimals & percentage, identify prime numbers, use Roman Numerals and name shapes.  Within KS1 & Year 3 they can multiply & divide by 10, 100 & 1000, halve whole numbers, tell the time and calculate squared numbers.

Magic 10 Star

A magic 10 star knows their number bonds to 10.


Magic 20 Star

A magic 20 starknows their number bonds to 20.