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Northaw CE Primary School and Nursery

Loving for Today, Learning for Tomorrow, Forever in Faith


Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.


Psalm 90:12

New International Version


At Northaw, we endeavour to make mathematics both a wonder to behold and a subject never to be feared. We follow White Rose Maths. A scheme of learning and supporting materials supplemented by manipulatives, and various electronic and printed resources maintain an effective concrete-pictorial-abstract approach to mastering mathematics. Every child has access to either Numbots (early years foundation stage to year 1) or Times Tables Rock Stars (year 2 to year 6) from Maths Circle. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are key factors in developing their mathematical vocabulary and presenting a mathematical justification, argument or proof. Teachers help pupils to avoid relying on guesswork or unstructured trial and error. Calculators should not be used as a substitute for good written and mental arithmetic. Every class has a mathematics working wall. Ofsted’s research review series has informed our practice in this area.