At William Morris, we encourage children to have a positive attitude to Mathematics and to gain a deeper understanding of Mathematical concepts through a process of enquiry, reasoning and problem solving. We enforce confidence in Mathematics, where children can express ideas fluently and talk about the subject using mathematical language.

Ways we teach children to learn mathematical skills:

  • We implement a mastery approach curriculum where we provide carefully crafted lessons and resources to foster deep conceptual and procedural knowledge, utilising the National Curriculum and The White Rose scheme.

  • Maths is taught daily from EYFS and through into KS1 and KS2.

  • We embed the core skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and realise the importance and application of number in an everyday real life context.

  • We use practical apparatus and resources in our maths teaching.

  • We promote the importance of learning the multiplication tables and their related division facts through fun lessons and ‘Time Tables Rock Stars’, celebrating individual achievements along the way.

  • We develop an understanding of shape, data and measures through practical creative lessons which are often cross-curricular and encourage pupil led investigations.


Our teaching of Mathematics aims to equip children with the necessary numeracy skills to allow them to use different methods and strategies in everyday life, as they continue on their learning journeys.

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