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Here at Kew Riverside, we are enthusiastic, risk-taking mathematicians. Mathematics 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 in mathematics. Through a shared ethos of passion and positivity, our children and staff cultivate a love of mathematics and a thirst for knowledge and challenge. Our classroom environments encourage exploration, questioning and mathematical talk as well as opportunities for children to develop and apply their ideas while making connections to the world around them.

By using a ‘Maths Mastery Approach’ and following the White Rose Primary Scheme of Learning, we ensure pupils develop deep understanding through small steps and opportunities to learn using concrete (manipulatives), pictorial and abstract (written) representations. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly are challenged with rich and sophisticated problems, in order to prove depth of understanding, before any acceleration through new content. Those who are unable to prove fluency in a concept are given opportunities to consolidate and refine their understanding before moving on.

At Kew Riverside our aim is to develop

  • a positive attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the wonders of mathematics
  • competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills
  • an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately
  • initiative and an ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others
  • an ability to communicate mathematics and use mathematical language.
  • an ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life situations
  • an understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry and experimentation

Children will:

  • be set appropriate learning challenges
  • given the opportunity to learn in ways that maximise the chances of success
  • be supported to tackle the specific barriers to progress they face


  • Cross curricular links to OAK, Science, Computing and DT
  • Annual Maths Day
  • Take Over Maths when the children teach their peers new concepts
  • G&T events at St Paul’s. Radnor House and Tower House
  • Maths Board Leaders that create weekly challenges for EYFS, KS1 and Key Stage 2