Northwold Primary School - No sky too high




At Northwold Primary we aim to inspire all children to reach their full academic potential. In mathematics, this means ensuring a curriculum that is fully inclusive of all children which:

  • Develops children’s knowledge and understanding of Mathematical concepts
  • Provides opportunities for them to practise and sharpen skills and methods.
  • Encourages critical thinking
  • Provides the opportunity to forge cross curricular links
  • Provides a strong problem solving foundation.
  • Actively encourages children to apply their mathematical skills to everyday life situations.
  • Creates a solid foundation on which they can build in secondary school and beyond.

Daily lessons

Numeracy is taught every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for 1 hour. It comprises of; shared, guided and independent work, mental and oral maths. On a Friday each week a 1.5 – 2 hour Mathematics session is timetabled for all pupils in Y1 – Y6.  A whole class investigation is planned at least once every week to enhance problem solving skills across the school.

How we do it?

Where possible, we use the CPA approach and try to involve real life contexts to enable easy access to concept within the curriculum. We also employ a “I DO, WE DO, YOU DO” (Instructional, Guided and Discovery) approach to teaching.

We have started to use strategies and methodologies from Singapore to teach calculation and problem solving.

Assessment in Mathematics

Assessment for learning takes place in every maths lesson. Our children constantly peer/self-assess against the learning objective and success criteria in each lesson.

Work is marked in line with the school’s marking policy and gives children a chance to be part of their next step/ target setting.

Parent Coffee Morning with Linton Williams, Maths Lead. 

Useful and fun websites (The school has subscribed to some of the websites. Children have passwords to access where required) – homework and revision site (password required) – challenges and revision site (password required) – challenges/revision and tutorials – challenges, games, worksheets (password required) (or enter ks1/maths) - or Google ‘Nrich’ if you can’t access directly using the URL