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Nunnery Wood Primary School

Marvellous Maths

Our major aim in the teaching of mathematics is that all children develop the ability to work with numbers and measure with confidence and competency.  Children at Nunnery Wood Primary School all partake in mathematical activities every day, with children being taught an active and exciting daily mathematics lesson of 45 minutes (for younger children) or an hour (Year 2 upwards).  Our work is based upon the National Curriculum, which gives targets for children to accomplish during each year of their primary education.  Parents are kept fully informed of these targets and are asked to help to support their child and the school in achieving these.


·             concentration

·             team work

·             practice

·             challenge self

·             ask good questions and ask for help

·             perseverance

·             explain how or why/reason

·             think before you start

·             learn from your mistakes

·             enjoy

·             have an ‘I can’ attitude

·             don’t stress


·             know expert language

·             know times tables and division facts

·             know key facts

·             know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide

·             know how to count in lots of different ways

·             use mental methods

·             be efficient

·             use jottings

·             solve problems

·             estimate

·             measure accurately


·             use inverses to check


AT NWPS we decided that to be ‘Marvellous Mathematicians’ we need to try hard at:

M – mental methods

A – adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing

T – times tables and division facts

H – having a go (‘I can’ attitude)

E – expert language

M – mistakes – learning from them

A – asking (asking good questions and asking for help)

T – talking, reasoning and proving

I – important facts - we’ve got to know them

C – counting in lots of different steps

I – independent work and team work (we need both)

A – accurate measuring and calculating

N – not giving up, keep practising and persevering

S – systematic, organised and efficient working