Offering support through collaboration with primary school teachers within the subject of mathematics is a cornerstone of the PL Primary Stars programme. This provision is set in place aiming to make learning within maths ‘cool’ for children who might have become disillusioned with their progress in this area.

Burnley FC and Burnley FC in the Community aim to harness the power and appeal of football, sport and the industry to inspire and motivate young people to be the best that they can be in all areas of their lives; with specific focus being placed on the vital subjects that will allow them to flourish in later life.

Maths has been identified as one of these areas, and, with the might of the Premier League supporting us on this mission, we have compiled resources and bespoke programmes to connect such learning to the real world. As a football club, and an operator within the industry, we have access to some really cool departments and themes that link perfectly to the skills needed to apply effective methodology in maths.

Our collaboration with groups and teachers aims to help pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

We endeavour to create environments in which pupils can learn to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

Pupils are supported in their development of skills that allow them to become adept in solving problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication.

Such aims are inherently aligned with those that underpin the National Curriculum for Mathematics at both primary aged Key Stages of development.

As always, like with any PL Primary Stars topic, this process only works when collaboration is had with teachers, as their knowledge and expertise within such areas is supported by our ability to connect with young people…

  • BFCitC staff and school teachers jointly delivering the PL Primary Stars Maths resources in a classroom setting, inclusive of themes such as the League Table Challenge, Solve – Shoot – Score, Teach Selection Challenge and supporting videos/interactive activities.
  • BFCitC staff supporting pupils in small, targeted groups.
  • BFCitC staff supporting a pupil in a one-to-one support structure.

If you would like more information on our PL Primary Stars programme, or you know a school that may want to get involved, then please contact our Sport Development Manager, Sam Howell, on or 01282 704716.