Maths is an exciting subject, rich in so many ways. Here at New Islington Free School we use White Rose maths as a basis for our planning, supported by a range of other resources, in particular White Rose Maths and NRich.

Maths is taught in a practical way, with a balance between knowledge & understanding, and using & applying. Helping children to reason, to talk about how they reached their answers, is essential for good mathematical development.

Please click here to view the White Rose Calculation Policy

Please click here to view the At a Glance Progression Overview

Please click here to view the Detailed Progression Document

Maths Resources

The internet is a rich resource of games, puzzles and activities to support and consolidate learning at home. This is especially true with Mathematics! Many of these applications serve to place learning in a meaningful context that the children can relate to. As such, they are an invaluable resource that can be dipped into for free at home.

With this in mind, we have listed below a handful of the more effective educational sites on offer:

Maths Websites for Children
Great for times tables challenges.
A wealth of games and activities organised by curriculum area, i.e. shape and space.
Lots of games organised in a very child friendly way.
Lots of games and an excellent revision unit – KS2 Bitesize Maths.
An innovative site that includes the classic game – ‘Who wants to be a Mathonaire? with Chris Tangent!
A U.S educational site with some great games. Try out ‘Pumpkin Multiples!
A very colourful site from Australia with some excellent interactive games!
Free online education resources and games..
An award-winning free website packed with expert advice, top tips, ebooks and activities to help you support your child's reading and maths at home.

Also worth a look are:

Maths Websites for Parents

If you need to brush up on your maths skills, the following sites may be of use:

National Numeracy Parent Toolkit has a wealth of tips and advice for parents.

Maths 4 Mums and Dads explains some of the milestones children make between the ages of 3-and-11-years-old.