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Mathematics at Bay Primary School


At Bay Primary we take a 'Mastery' approach to learning Maths and believe that with the right kind of teaching and support every learner can gain an understanding and love of Maths. 

We use the 'Maths - No Problem!' (MNP) Primary Maths series in Year 1 to 6 which is recommended by the DfE for schools on the Teaching for Mastery Programme  and is backed by 30 years of international research. Our teachers support the children to explore mathematical ideas through problem solving and reasoning so that they have a deep understanding and are able to communicate this to others.  Please check out the parent's video links in the 'Additional Resources' section below for useful guides about the MNP approaches  to calculation we use in school.  Our close links to the Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub allow us to access the best school based practice and research and opportunities to pool experience, expertise and ideas through collaboration with other local schools.

Fluency is extremely important to success in mathematics and we are proud to be involved in the National Centre for Teaching of Excellence in Mathematics (NCETM) 'Mastering Number' project in EYFS and Key Stage 1 which is supporting our youngest mathematicians to develop a strong understanding of number which is vital to their progress as they encounter more complex ideas as they move through school. You can find more information about this project, a guide to supporting children in EYFS, learning times tables at home and many other useful websites and resources below.  

Year 2 proudly showing off their Rekenreks which support their number fluency.

Year 5 investigating square and cube numbers using base ten equipment.

The schemes of work outline the content and topic order for each year group. Our schemes of work demonstrate the spiral approach used in our lessons, which builds pupil's depth of understanding and mathematical fluency without the need for rote learning..

EYFS and KS1 Number Day Spring 2024

Our 'Let's Count Week' was a great success and we learned all about the Census ready to complete it with our families on the 21st March 2021

We spent the whole week exploring different ways of counting and recording our data and every class studied statistics in their maths lessons.

The children focused on Maths in English creating poems that considered a world without numbers and their favourite number.

Children both at home and at school got involved in creating Haiku poems about their families.