Being confident with number - and able to tackle problems is not just about 'learning maths' - at Woodlands C. of E. Primary School we see mathematics is a life skill. As such, we place great emphasis on helping all of our children to become number confident and able to enjoy the challenge and need for perseverance that mathematics presents.

Across our school, we follow the National Curriculum for mathematics (a link to which is detailed below), and use the White Rose Hub for our long and medium term planning.  At our school we understand that mathematics is not only about getting 'sums' right or wrong - we see maths as an opportunity to develop the following key skills:

  • Looking for patterns and generalising
  • Showing curiosity and persevering
  • Solving and posing problems
  • Making connections across maths topics
  • Communicating mathematically
  • Reflecting on learning and knowing next steps


The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.


The content of the mathematics curriculum is divided into parts, which are covered through our maths calculation policy which ensures a continuity and progression of skills. 

  • Number, Place value, Rounding, Approximation & Estimation
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Measures
  • Geometry - Properties of Shapes
  • Geometry - Position, Direction and Movement
  • Data
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Algebra


Throughout the above content, children are focused on ‘Using and Applying’ throughout; children use the skills and knowledge they have gained in solving practical problems independently and with others to both learn and develop mathematical concepts. 


Children undertake 5 sessions of Maths per week including mental maths, a morning maths short session and tables; children are expected to know all their tables by Year 4. However, just as the English curriculum is embedded across all subjects, so is mathematics. From the collection analysis of 'real' data in science experiments, to the use of angles in controlling floor robots in computing, to simple counting in music - maths sits centrally at the heart of our curriculum alongside English.

Children at the end of year 4 will complete the standard multiplication times tables test.



Please find below the files which include the the Rainbow Maths Q & A sheets for each year group. These can be downloaded in order to support children with their practise at home. Make sure to download the correct element or colour that your child is working on.  The order as in the letter above needs to be followed. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask your child's class teacher.

Rainbow Maths  Y1

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 Rainbow Maths Y1 Blue 9 ANSWERS.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths Y1 Bronze 12 ANSWERS.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths Y1 Gold 14 ANSWERS.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths Y1 Kryptonite 16 ANSWERS.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths Y1 Platinum 15 ANSWERS.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths Y1 Silver 13 ANSWERS.docxDownload
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Rainbow Maths Y2

 Rainbow Maths Y2 Air 2 ANSWERS.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths Y2 Earth 3 ANSWERS.docDownload
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 Rainbow Maths Y2 Blue 9 ANSWERS.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths Y2 Orange 6 ANSWERS.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths Y2 Bronze 12.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths Y2 Gold 14 ANSWERS.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths Y2 Kryptonite 16 ANSWERS.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths Y2 Silver 13 ANSWERS.docxDownload
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Lower KS2 Y3/4

 Rainbow Maths 1 Fire ANSWERS.pdfDownload
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 Rainbow Maths 10 Indigo ANSWERS.pdfDownload
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 Rainbow Maths 11 Violet ANSWERS.pdfDownload
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 Rainbow Maths 12 Bronze ANSWERS.pdfDownload
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 Rainbow Maths 14 Gold ANSWERS.pdfDownload
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Upper KS2 Y5/6

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 Rainbow Maths 10. Indigo questions.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths Y56 All answers and answer sheets.pdfDownload
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 Rainbow Maths 12. Bronze answers.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths 13. Silver ANSWERS.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths 14. Gold ANSWERS.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths 15. Platinum ANSWERS.docxDownload
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 Rainbow Maths 16. Kryptonite ANSWERS.docxDownload
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