Mathematics is a key life skill without basic numeracy children will be disadvantaged throughout life. We aim to create confident and inquisitive mathematicians. Northwick Primary School currently follows the National Curriculum introduced in 2014.
Whilst there are planned daily maths lesson, we endeavour to promote the children’s mental maths skills and deliver lessons that encourage the application of these skills in a range of meaningful situations, we focus on cross curricular links to support this.
Learning of times tables, number bonds and number facts is essential and children benefit greatly from reinforcement at home.
We have a calculation strategy policy that sets out the way children should be tackling the different calculations they are being asked to do. This policy shows the progression through school. Please be aware that all children are different and learn at different rates so they may be working on strategies that are highlighted for focus in other year groups.
Video clips of the children demonstrating how these strategies are used can be found on our School Blog. Please follow the link below.