This is a particularly exciting time for maths in our school.  We are a school which has already embedded the use of White Rose Maths materials.  This is a mathematical approach which is based on the latest research.

We are a school which is linked to the Great North Maths Hub.

Our current maths leader is an accrediated maths lead for the Hub.

As part of our continuing journey in supporting our children to become highly effective mathematicians, we are now using Power Maths across school from Reception up to Year 6.

We want our children to love maths.  We want to build their confidence  and fluency in mathematical skills.   We are confident that Power Maths will support this in our children.

Alongside this, Mastering Number is a major new initiative from the NCETM and Maths Hubs. We have worked closely with both of these organisations since 2016 and we hope that the programme will complement the work that we already do in school.

The programme has been running in thousands of primary schools since September 2021. It is aimed at strengthening the understanding of number and fluency with number facts among children in the first three years of school. These skills are an essential aspect of children mastering the maths curriculum.

Mastering Number is wholly consistent with and complementary to the Primary Teaching for Mastery approach which is embedded here at King Edward Primary.

Lead teachers from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have received training and resources equipping them to give our children a short ‘number sense’ session as part of scheduled maths teaching. These daily sessions are in addition to the regular hour long maths lessons which are delivered each morning.

Children will use a range of materials and representations, including a small abacus-like piece of equipment called a rekenrek.

Click the links below to find out more about maths in each year group.

Learning by Year Group

Early Years Curriculum

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That's why all of our subject learning starts in Early Years (EY)!

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Curriculum Coverage