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Thames View Primary School follows a maths mastery approach in line with the National Curriculum (2014). Our principal aim is to develop children’s confidence, skills and deepen their understanding. Wherever possible, we show how maths can be used in everyday situations or within a real-life context.

Teachers structure maths lessons to include the following elements:

  • Sharing the Learning Title and success criteria
  • Development of varied fluency and basic skills
  • A small steps teaching sequence based on the White Rose Hub scheme of Learning
  • Use of CPA, including manipulatives and multiple representations (variation)
  • Reasoning and problem-solving challenges to deepen understanding of concepts and allow all pupils the opportunity to reason mathematically
  • Use of questioning to stimulate mathematical thinking, discover patterns and connections, explain reasoning and make generalisations
  • Use of partner talk and collaborative work to further develop explanatory reasoning and deepen understanding
  • Immediate feedback given to children’s work and opportunities for clarification/ intervention set as quickly as possible (within the lesson and during the day/week) (A4L). We use teaching assistants to support some children, and to ensure that work is matched to the needs of individuals.

Maths planning is a shared collaboration between class teachers. The expectation of the presentation of pupils’ work in (squared) books for KS1 and KS2 is in line with the school’s Handwriting Policy.

Enriching Mathematical learning

At Thames View Primary we support pupils mathematical engagement and development through a range of opportunities both in school and at home. Pupils in EYFS and KS1 participate in the NCETM Mastering Number programme designed to develop mathematical confidence and fluency. Alongside this, pupils in KS2 are supported by NumberSense, which is a highly visual, research informed programme which provides structure and depth to number fact teaching to help our pupils achieve mathematical fluency.   Additionally, pupils from Years 2 through 6 are encouraged to use Time Tables Rockstars as a means of developing their rapid recall of multiplication facts.

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Times Table Rockstar Relaunch

Enterprise Day - Thursday 8th February 2024

In early February, pupils worked collaboratively on their entrepreneurial skills. Each class was given a small amount of money to design and implement a business stall where their aim was to make the greatest profit. They will need to consider their target market, the cost of their resources and customer turnover when planning their stalls.

Pupils worked hard on their ideas. The classes that made the most money were the ones that kept their resource costs low. Congratulations to Windsor class who made the most profit!

Enterprise Day 2024

NUMBER DAY: Monday 5th February 2024

Thames View staff and children supported the NSPCC by wearing different numbers.


We have also been developing our Estimation Skills. The PTA kindly offered Chocolate bars for the children who could most accurately estimate the height and age of staff members. Children were also encouraged to add up the numbers they saw on staff shirts throughout the day. Here are some Number Day champs:


Parents: Have you tried the FREE White Rose Maths app designed to build the speed and accuracy of basic number facts? It’s all about targeted practice in engaging, one-minute chunks! Click on the image for more information.