Pupils learn language skills through real-life maths situations A key part of the new framework involves working with real-life situations. We take maths out of the classroom and onto an allotment. Christ Church Primary School in Birmingham are partway through their unit of work on perimeter and area. Maths at the top end of KS2 is set, with the lower group working out basic perimeter and calculation using partitioning. For this 90% EAL school, speaking and listening is really helping to progress the children’s knowledge. The upper group are more secure mathematicians and we contrast how they are able to solve a more complex problem involving calculating different areas and working with large numbers.