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Mathematics at Pakefield

Teaching and Learning 

We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in our Maths lessons. We aim to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in Mathematics through stimulating and active lessons, which always include problem solving activities. We enjoy taking Mathematics outside the classroom into the playground, beach and local environment.  

​​We use the White Rose planning documents, relevant to each year group, to ensure children have the opportunity to develop their mathematical knowledge according to the National Curriculum and to ensure clear progression. Each unit demonstrates the skills children need to acquire as well as the vocabulary which should be used.

Our planning offers opportunities to problem solve, reason and explain solutions. We also make use of the mastery material from NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) and Nrich (University of Cambridge Millenium Mathematics Project). These tasks encourage exploration, discussion, perseverance and reasoning using mathematical understanding.


All of our classes have a Maths help desk, with resources that support practical problem solving.  The next step that we embed, is to draw pictures to represent the problem, before moving onto the more traditional calculations. This approach is called, Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract problem solving. 



We teaching the children how to use bar modelling - 


Maths Mastery​​

​​At Pakefield Primary School we see Maths Mastery as the ability to use and apply Mathematical skills independently. Alongside learning and developing skills, we work to increase curiosity when problem solving, asking and answering questions while exploring varieties of ways to demonstrate solutions.​​

We believe that all children should have the same opportunities to develop their mathematical knowledge and understanding and should be supported in many different ways to achieve this.​

​​If you would like to know more about the teaching of Mathematics, please make an appointment to come and see us. 




Letter to Parents from Mr Payne regarding plans to return to school 11.6.2020 - please click here


Letter from CEO of The Active Learning Trust to parents 18.05.2020 - please click here





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