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Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them by developing a child’s ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. At Deykin Avenue, we aim to:


  • promote the children’s enjoyment and enthusiasm for maths
  • develop children’s ability to persevere and solve problems, through decision making and reasoning in a range of contexts
  • increase children’s confidence and competence with numbers and the number system and in all other areas of maths
  • help children to understand the importance of maths in everyday life


We encourage children to ask as well as answer mathematical questions and give explanations. Children will have opportunities to use a range of resources to support their mathematical development, for example, number lines, number squares and practical apparatus.


In all classes, there are children with a range of mathematical abilities. We ensure that we provide appropriate learning opportunities for all children, whilst ensuring that there is a good level of challenge. Children have opportunities to work independently, in pairs and in small groups.

White Rose Maths

At Deykin, we follow White Rose Maths. We believe that every child can master an understanding and love of maths with the right kind of teaching and support.


White Rose Maths builds skills gradually and systematically, ensuring learners are given opportunities to master each new area of learning before moving on. It is designed as a spiral of skills where concepts are revisited regularly to fully embed learning.


Lessons typically are broken into set parts:

  1. Fluency and retrieval - children learn a new calculation skill and then rehearse this. They use retrieval strategies to recall prior learning.
  2. New Learning – the teacher introduces and explains the new learning for the lesson.
  3. Guided Practice – children practice new learning in groups, pairs or individually guided by the teacher.
  4. Independent Practice – practice on your own. Once children have mastered the concept they use their reasoning and problem-solving skills to develop their depth of learning.
  5. Depth Task - children have the opportunity to deepen their learning by reasoning and problem solving


Key points:

  • A highly effective approach to teaching maths based on research and evidence
  • Builds students’ mathematical fluency
  • Introduces new concepts using Bruner’s Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach
  • Pupils learn to think mathematically as opposed to reciting formulas they don’t understand
  • Teaches mental strategies to solve problems such as drawing a bar model


We also use Times Tables Rockstars as a tool to help pupils develop fluency in multiplication tables.