Maths teaching at Riversdale is designed to develop a deep and sustainable understanding of mathematics. Children are taught through a range of real-world contexts to encourage the practical application of their learning. Years 1-5 use the Maths, No Problem! text book scheme which builds on the principles and research of the Singapore model of maths teaching and supports the teacher for mastery approach. Singapore is one of the top performing education systems in the world. At Riversdale, children are taught with a range of carefully selected resources and challenging questioning. We work closely with the South West London Maths Hub and other local schools to ensure the highest quality maths provision for our pupils.
The maths fun doesn’t stop at 3:30! At Riversdale we love to get involved with exciting maths activities outside the class room. We host a 24 club where children race to reach the number 24 using all 4 operations. We attend inter school maths competitions such as the Wandsworth 24 competition and maths scavenger hunts. As well as this, each Year 4 and 5 class participates in "The Fiver Challenge" which supports them in the development of skills related to mathematics, business and economics. Our pupils are keen Mathletes and gain points challenging themselves on the Mathletics website. As a Rights Respecting school, we are proud to use this platform because not only are their resources outstanding, but as children work through the activities and gain points, these are converted into money which is then donated to a number of UNICEF projects.
Mathematics Calculation Policy:
At Riversdale Primary School, we believe that consistency of approach is important, in ensuring pupils make sustained progress. We therefore have in place a clear calculation policy that is adhered to by all staff. We invite parents/carers to also have a look, so that they are bet informed to provide support at home. You can find it here.
We recognise that mathematics terminology can be complex. To this end, we have developed a Mathematics Dictionary for Parents/Carers to hopefully support home learning. You can find it here.
Please find our Maths policy below: