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Kew Riverside Primary School

Children at the heart of everything we do

Mathematics

Here at Kew Riverside, Maths is given a high priority. It is a core subject of the National Curriculum and a tool for everyday life. It teaches children to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to problem solve.

At Kew Riverside children develop skills, confidence and competence with numbers and measures.  They cultivate an understanding of the number system and an ability to solve number problems in a variety of contexts.  Mathematics also demands practical understanding of measurement, graphs, diagrams, charts and tables.  At the heart of our Mathematics is the ability to calculate mentally.

Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly are challenged with rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with basic skills are given opportunities to consolidate their understanding before moving on.