Maths at Bewick Bridge


Fluency is at the centre of the National Curriculum for maths. In this context, “fluency” refers to knowing key mathematical facts and methods and recalling these efficiently. ... It is widely acknowledged that practice, drill and memorisation are essential if children are to become mathematically fluent.


Mathematical reasoning involves thinking through mathematical problems logically in order to arrive at solutions. It also involves being able to identify what is important and unimportant in solving a problem and to explain or justify a solution.

Problem Solving

Problem Solving in Mathematics encourages pupils to solve problems by identifying what mathematics is needed and how it should be used.

It allows pupils to make connections between different strands of mathematical knowledge and understanding to solve a problem.

Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract

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Fun Maths activities to do at home - Dear Parents and Carers, Please have a look through some of these short, simple maths games and activities that can be played anytime, anywhere. If you could play an activity a day with your son/daughter, it would greatly improve their mathematical abilities. The year group is merely a guide – if you need to dip into a higher/lower year group’s activities, then please do. Find games that are challenging enough for your own child. Have fun!

Parents Guide to Primary Maths - A Parent's Guide to Helping your Child with Maths

Make your child a Maths Star KS1 - A Parent's Guide to Helping your Child with Maths

Bewick Bridge Calculation policy - How we teach calculation at Bewick Bridge from the concrete, pictorial to abstract.