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At Riverside Primary School, we have adopted a Mastery approach to Maths. Mathematics teaching for mastery assumes everyone can learn and enjoy mathematics and learning behaviours are developed such that pupils focus and engage fully as learners who reason and seek to make connections.

Teachers continually develop their knowledge for teaching mathematics, working collaboratively to refine and improve their teaching and an ambitious curriculum design ensures a coherent and detailed sequence of essential content to support sustained progression over time. This is supported through the use of the White Rose Maths scheme of work which is inline with the 2014 Maths curriculum.

Lesson design links to prior learning to ensure all can access the new learning and identifies carefully sequenced steps in progression to build secure understanding. Examples, representations and models are carefully selected to expose the structure of mathematical concepts and emphasise connections, enabling pupils to develop a deep knowledge of mathematics.

Pupils are taught through whole-class interactive teaching, enabling all to master the concepts necessary for the next part of the curriculum sequence. In a typical lesson, the teacher leads back and forth interaction, including questioning, short tasks, explanation, demonstration, and discussion, enabling pupils to think, reason and apply their knowledge to solve problems. Use of precise mathematical language enables all pupils to communicate their reasoning and thinking effectively. If a pupil fails to grasp a concept or procedure, this is identified quickly, and gaps in understanding are addressed systematically to prevent them falling behind.


If you wish to follow along with your child’s learning then please do visit: https://whiterosemaths.com/resources?year=year-1

Here you are able to select your child’s current topic in Mathematics and see what they are learning.


Please see our calculation policy below:

Maths Calculation Policy