At North West London Jewish Day School, we provide our children with a high-quality mathematical education which provides a foundation for:
- Understanding the world
- The ability to reason mathematically
- Developing a sense of excitement and curiosity about the subject
Maths is an essential discipline that allows children to think rationally, logically and creatively. It equips children with a powerful set of tools that they can use in every day life. At North West London Jewish Day School, Maths is taught explicitly everyday and is integrated into other subjects wherever possible.
The National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
We teach with a Maths mastery approach, which places great emphasis on deepening conceptual understanding and mastery of number. Application of skills and problem solving are a key part of our Maths teaching to ensure that children have the ability to use and apply their skills in a range of contexts. We provide a language rich environment, where children are exposed to key vocabulary and encouraged to use their language skills to reason accordingly.
A positive teacher and pupil mind-set in Maths promotes a love of learning and resilience that enables everyone to achieve. We are committed to making sure that all pupils are given the opportunity to achieve mastery in the key concepts of Maths, that are appropriate for their age group. This ensures they can make genuine progress and avoid gaps in their understanding that provide barriers to learning as they move through education.
Year 1 Overview
Year 2 Overview
Year 3 Overview
Year 4 Overview
Year 5 Overview
Year 6 Overview
Maths Policy Statement