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Maths

What we say about maths at Coxhoe Primary School...

“In maths there are lots of challenges and it helps me to be resilient.”  Oscar 

“I really like doing active maths.”    William

“I enjoy the questions in maths because they are based on real life things.”  Chris

“Bigger people could help us in paired maths and I liked it.”     Year 2 child

“I really like those (base 10) because you can stack the ones up to make a 10 and it helps you count in tens.”   Leo

“We do some bits of writing in maths too.”    Year 2 child

“I like how you don’t have to work everything out on paper and you can do some things mentally”.    Cameron

“I like how it helps me to do things when I’m older so things won’t be difficult.”   Megan

Year 6 Maths Ambassadors

Luke and Chris  

Curriculum Intent

At Coxhoe Primary School, we view mathematics as a journey: a journey that is accessible to all and will maximise children’s mathematical concepts, skills and thinking strategies to be successful in our modern world. We intend that this is achieved through exploration, clarification, practice and application over time.

To read our full intent, implementation and impact, click the link:

Maths intent

Maths Policy

Mathletics Buddies

During assembly time, some of our Year 6 children have a Mathletics Buddy. They work together to go through some Mathletics tasks and think of different ways to explain the questions. It is wonderful to see our older children supporting the younger children in school. 

"It is really nice to help younger children learn." Olivia

"It is fun because you get to help people." Lauren

"My Mathletics buddy helps me when I am stuck." Brooke

Paired Maths

Classes 5 - 12 all have a buddy class in maths. At least once a half term, we pair up with our buddy class and do some paired maths work. Take a look at some of our pictures below to see how the older children deepen their understanding of problems by explaining them to the younger children. We love working collaboratively and having the chance to work with children in different classes.

“Bigger people could help us in paired maths and I liked it.”  Leo

"I like helping the younger children, it's fun." Toby

"I like paired maths because when we are doing it, the younger children always have a smile on their face," Tia

"I like paired maths because it benefits the younger children and when they're older it will help them," Niamh

"I like working with more people" Jennifer

2Year 6 make paired maths fun," Riley

Gateshead SCITT, Outdoor Maths 

We had all of the trainees from Gateshead SCITT come to visit our school. After watching us do some fantastic learning in class, they worked together to do some active, outdoor maths with us. We were able to practise what we had been learning, apply our skills and enjoy the outdoors.

"The best part of the Maths lesson was when we went outside and tried to work out some questions by using bodmas and pemdas". - Josh