Ashurst Wood Primary School
Ashurst Wood Primary School


We plan our Maths teaching in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum.  Much of this is taught in the daily Maths lesson but additional opportunities for developing investigational strategies are also provided.


Mathematics provides a way of viewing and making sense of the world.  It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems.


We aim to enable a child to develop a positive, confident attitude to mathematics, to have an ability to think clearly and logically and an understanding of mathematics through the formation of secure concepts based on:


  • appropriate practical activities
  • the process of enquiry and investigation
  • mathematical skills and knowledge and a quick recall of basic facts
  • an ability to identify patterns and relationships in mathematics
  • an awareness of the uses and applications of mathematics in everyday situations
  • the ability to express ideas concisely using accurate mathematical language
  • the ability to select and use a range of mathematical tools
  • an enjoyment of mathematics for its own sake.


Mathematics is taught throughout the School using a range of strategies including whole class, group and individual teaching.

How can I help my child at home?

As with reading, try to make Maths as much fun as possible - games, puzzles and jigsaws are a great way to start.  It is also important to show how we use maths skills in our everyday lives and to involve your child in this.


Identifying problems and solving them can also help your child develop mathematical skills.  If you see him or her puzzling over something, talk about the problem and try to work out the solution together.


Don't shy away from Maths if you didn't like it at School.  Try to find new ways to enjoy the subject with your child.


Tips for helping your child to enjoy Maths:


  • point out the different shapes to be found around your home
  • take your child shopping and talk about the quantities of anything you buy
  • let your child handle money and work out how much things cost
  • look together for numbers on street signs and car registration plates.


Below you can find our calculation leaflets which outline the strategies and methods we use to teach the four operations in School.  These will help you support your child at home.  If you have any questions about the methods we use please talk to your child's teacher, attend one of the annual Maths workshops or contact Mrs Newman our Maths Leader.

additions leaflet New curriculum.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.1 MB]
subtraction leaflet New curriculum.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.4 MB]
multiplication leaflet New curriculum.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]
division leaflet New curriculum.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]
Presentation for maths eve March 17.ppt
Microsoft Power Point presentation [1.3 MB]

Inspiring to Inspire Maths

Thanks to the help of the PTFA we have purchased a one year subscription to Inspiring to Inspire Maths.  This website is designed to support parents with maths and is full of videos and parent posters on how to support your child with his/her learning.

Inspiring to Inspire Parents Letter.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [219.0 KB]

Our Vision

We believe that everyone has a talent, and we work together to achieve full potential and bring out the best in every individual.

Our School is known as:  


Successful, thriving and forward-looking;


A place where children enjoy learning in a happy, supportive environment;

A place where every individual makes a positive contribution, whether that is in school, in our community or in the wider world.

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