Plaistow Hill Primary and Nursery School

Plaistow Hill Infant and Primary School

Everyday my daughter is very eager to tell me what she has learnt and is always excited to be going to school

Year 2 Parent

  • "Staff are kind, calm and encouraging - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Children flourish in an environment of genuine warmth and care - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils in Key Stage 1 are confident, listen to each other, share and take turns - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Parents and carers praise the work of the school - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "One parent expressed the view of many with the comment 'the atmosphere and attitude of all the staff is incredible' - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "The outdoor learning environment is used effectively to help children co-operate with each other and practise their number knowledge and skills - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils are happy at Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School - Ofsted, April 2022"
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Related Pages

Useful Web Links

BBC Bitesize maths - links to lots of maths games

ICT games - more games to play online

Crickweb - more maths games

Nrich - Lots of Fun Maths Problems developed by Cambridge University

Dice Games - A link to part of the NRich site, with lots of dice games for KS1





Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School is committed to providing a rich maths education for all of our children, enabling them to make good progress towards becoming confident mathematicians.  Our focus is on mastery at every stage of the curriculum.   

 At Plaistow Hill we use White Rose Maths, this allows children to learn many different strategies for solving maths problems. We also use real world problems and puzzles throughout our maths learning so that maths has a purpose and can be more easily understood by all of our children.    

 Our planning follows the curriculum overview as laid out by White Rose Maths.  White Rose provides a structure to our maths planning as well as providing opportunities for the children to apply their skills in interesting and challenging contexts.  White Rose also provides many opportunities to revisit previous learning to recap important learning from the previous year to ensure key knowledge and skills are embedded before moving on. 

 At Plaistow Hill we are developing children's fluency and automaticity in maths. In reception and key stage one children take part in the NCETM Mastering Number programme, this will allow for quick recollection of number bonds. In key stage two children take part in a structured times table programme which will allow them to succeed in the year four times table check.

 Please find our calculation policy below.

  Calculation Policy


Numbots and Times Table Rock Stars

 We encourage children to practise their maths skills at home. Children in reception and year one have access to Numbots and children in years two and three can access Times Table Rock Stars. There are weekly awards in assembly for children that participate regularly. If you need help logging on please speak to your child's teacher.


 Maths Parent Workshop

We hold maths workshops for all parents to come along and learn how we teach the children maths, including our approach to  mastery in the curriculum. 

Maths Parent workshop October 2023