At New York we aim to promote high achievement in mathematics by providing pupils with engaging tasks that challenge, stimulate and promote curiosity in the subject through our daily maths lessons. Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and is necessary for most forms of employment.

A high-quality education in mathematics is therefore essential in order for children to develop their ability to calculate, to mathematically reason and to solve problems.

New York Primary School have been on their journey to mastery for the last four years and we see procedural fluency and conceptual understanding being taught alongside each other. From Early Years to Year 6, we use practical lessons and visual interpretations. This allows our pupils to develop fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics and helps them to recall and apply knowledge. Teachers use the key ideas of the mastery approach:

  • visualising
  • reasoning
  • communicating
  • representation
  • and variation.

We also use ICT to promote the enjoyment of mathematics through the use of apps such as Doodle Maths and Mathletics.

We promote an enjoyment for mathematics where children are challenged through differentiated work and independent learning is promoted. Through our links with STEM, children are able to see explicit connections between their mathematical skills and their scientific thinking.

Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the importance of mathematics in every-day life. We challenge, question and support pupils to ensure that they develop into successful learners and confident individuals.