Maths at Uley

At Uley we teach mathematics so that our pupils develop their understanding and enjoyment of the subject, and this includes linking the subject where possible to concepts in our everyday lives. The children enjoy a daily maths lessons, following the National Curriculum framework for Maths, and lessons involve direct teaching of whole class and targeted individual groups.  

For teaching the four calculations we follow our school's Calculation Policy. This outlines the methods we use from Reception to Year 6, to teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

Please click here to view our Calculation Policy. 





The purpose of Rainbow Maths is to improve the children's rapid recall of the four operations when applied to basic mathematical questions. 

The children spend 10 minutes each day working through their colour card. Everyone starts the year at the lowest part of the scale. When a child can successfully answer most of the 50 questions correctly within 5 minutes every day for a week they then move up a colour. 

Elements stages: Addition and Subtraction

Fire, Air, Earth and Water 

Rainbow stages: Multiplication and Division

  • Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue  - Multiplying
  • Indigo and Violet - Dividing 

Award stages - Division and Decimals

  • Bronze - dividing and multiplying 
  • Silver - dividing 
  • Gold - divding decimals
  • Platinum - dividing decimals
  • Kryptonite - converting decimals
  • Plutonium - percentages
  • Mercury - calculating square and cubed numbers 
  • Uranium - algebra 

If you would like any Rainbow Maths sheets please click on the links below. Answer sheets can be collected from the class teacher. 

Year 1 and 2 Rainbow Maths objectives

Year 1 Rainbow Maths

Year 2 Rainbow Maths

Year 3 and 4 Rainbow Maths

Year 5 and 6 Rainbow Maths

This is an award winning interactive site that aims to improve pupils maths skills through fun activities linked to the UK National Curriculum. This website can be accessed from any computer.

Aspects of Mathletics are:

  • Learning activities linked to all areas of maths.
  • Learning is individual -  At their own pace, children can complete activities they would like to do or complete activities set by their teachers. If the activities set are too easy or too hard this can be adjusted to meet your child's ability.
  • Live Mathletics - Improving mental maths skills by answering questions against the clock, whilst competing against other children from all around the world. Also children can invite their friends at school to compete against them.
  • Problem solving games
  • Times tables toons - Children can learn their times tables through these fun, animated songs.
  • Rainforest maths - Activities suitable for foundation stage and key stage 1 aged children.
  • Concept search - Children can use the Mathletics dictionary to find out what different mathematical vocabulary means.
  • Clear charts to show pupils their strengths and areas for improvement - A pupil can complete any activity as many times as they would like.

Teachers can see how children in their class have performed on the activities they have completed - this information can then be used to help teachers assess any misconceptions they may have, and highlight areas for improvement and extra teaching. 

 Individual profiles - Children receive points for each activity they complete, which they can 'spend' on creating their own profile - The more points they earn the more exciting their profile can be!

Each child at Uley C of E Primary School, from Reception to Year 6, has their own username for Mathletics. Each child has been given a card to take home to enjoy practising their Maths at home.

Mathletics can be accessed from the website below: or by simple searching Mathletics using google. 


Maths Challenges 

Each term at Uley, the children have the opportunity to take part in a termly Maths Challenge Competition. The Maths challenges are an opportunity for the children to show their mathematical knowledge by completing an enjoyable mathematical activity often linked to the schools topic for the term. The activities can be completed at home, either with parents or individually. The maths challenges are available to collect at school from the maths board, by the school hall, or from your class teacher. 

Click on the link below to have at the Maths challenges for this term. 

Autumn term Maths Challenge KS2

KS1 Autumn term Maths Challenge


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