Whiston Junior and Infant School

Whiston Junior and Infant School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Saville Road, Whiston, Rotherham, S60 4DX


01709 828189


The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
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Primary TfM Embedding Work Group

(Continuing on from Primary Teaching for Mastery)


We are continuing our maths mastery journey by working with the South Yorkshire Hub's Teaching for Mastery group. This Work Group is a part of the continuing programme to embed the Teaching for Mastery approach. 


The project will focus on designing effective lessons, making use of key resources such as the Primary Mastery Professional Development materials and text books. This Work Group will provide schools with the opportunity to reflect on how these materials can be best used to support teachers through the planning process and to develop subject and pedagogical knowledge.


The programme will focus on two key areas:To embed a Teaching for Mastery approach in each classroom across the whole school and to secure a whole school approach to sustained change in mathematics For Teaching for Mastery to become embedded in schools there is a need to provide continued support for headteachers, senior leadership teams and maths leads.


In this Work Group, school leaders who have already begun to develop mathematics in their schools, will show a commitment to the Teaching for Mastery approach by taking on the responsibility for embedding change across the whole school and ensuring structures in place will support continued development of mathematics now and into the future.


South Yorkshire Maths Hub

We also use the South Yorkshire Maths Hub research models to support planning and assessment.

South Yorkshire Maths Hub

Maths planning, research and resources