Mathematics is essential to everyday life. At Westbury Leigh CE Primary School, our aim is that all of our children leave primary school with confidence in the subject and a sound mathematical knowledge. We teach maths using a mastery approach, which means we believe all pupils ‘can do’ maths and continue to develop their understanding and love of the subject as they move through the school and beyond.
We use Maths – No Problem! resources in years 1-6. The scheme of work provides carefully structured lessons that allow children to explore maths which - in turn - leads to a deep understanding of each concept. Children have fun solving problems using a wide range of practical resources. Once they have understood their learning using concrete resources, they will represent their understanding pictorially before moving to abstract representations e.g. written or mental calculations.
In class, children work with their peers to explore their learning. All children’s contributions to solving problems are valued; we especially love children to be creative with their thinking! Children are encouraged to discuss their learning and explain their understanding, supported with key vocabulary and sentence stems.
Furthermore, children will develop a secure knowledge of the basic fundamentals, or key skills, including, but not limited to: number bonds, times tables and calculation methods, to enable quick recall and use of the most efficient methods.
We want children to develop a willingness to learn from their mistakes and to persevere when confronted with challenges.
For further information please see the following:
View our age related expectations for each year group below:
Here is some further information to help with Maths at home:
Please find our Mathematics Policy 2018 -19 here.