Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Beighton Nursery and Infant School
Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Maths Mission Statement

At our school we think it is important that children are confident with different skills in Maths. In order to do this we ensure children work on a skill for an extended period of time and master all skills. We offer all children opportunities to master these skills through a variety of challenges and problems, helping to develop their reasoning skills.

At our school we want our children to help lead their Maths learning. By providing the children with the opportunity to tell us what they want to learn about and to support them with new learning, we start Maths topics with our prior assessment opportunities. This gives our children opportunities to show us and their peers what they know, as well as what they want to find out. This means staff plan and implement exciting and meaningful Maths sessions which help to move children's learning forward. 

We are always looking for ways to make Maths exciting. One way we do this at our school is by providing links to our current topics. We want children to see Maths as a vital and integral part of everyday life and by learning about Maths through links with our topics helps children develop their Maths skills outside of Maths lessons. 

Our children are encouraged to learn through a variety of practical and problem-solving approaches in number, shape, space, measure and handling data. Children are developing a wide range of mental and oral approaches to all aspects of Maths and are encouraged to apply this across the curriculum, in real-life situations and also for fun.

Please have a look at our Maths display in our hall to see what exciting Maths work we have been completing. Be sure to take a challenge from the challenge basket to try at home. 

Nursery & Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Maths Policy 

Please click here to read our Maths policy.

Numicon & Base 10 - Ideas for home

I hope you’re having lots of fun with your Numicon and Base 10. Here are some more ideas to try at home, keep checking back for more!

Practise your counting whilst putting the cheerio’s (other cereal brands are available!) into the holes.



Have fun with addition! If you need a template please come and see me on Orange Class ladder.



Roll two dice (or one 2x), make a 2digit number and then use the base 10 to show it. Can you have a race with your family to see who can do it the quickest?



Your teachers will love to hear about what you have been doing!

Miss Stanley

How about making some delicious Numicon biscuits? I would love to see any photos you take if you do try this!



Or if you have Base 10 how about making the first letter of your name (as a capital) out of the base 10 and counting up how many tens and ones you used? Which person in your family uses the biggest number?




Please have a look at the videos below to help with learning different Maths skills

Multiplication with a number line from Headteacher on Vimeo.

Multiplication using arrays from Beighton School on Vimeo.



Doubles rap  

Year 2 have made a rap to help Reception and Year 1 children learn their doubles. Have a look at the video recording we made. Next half term we are going to make a doubles rap for Year 2 children, including doubles beyond 10. 


Doubles rap from Beighton School on Vimeo.



 Maths Working Wall

Here is an example of a Maths working wall at our school. We always include the current Maths work and skills for that week to help the children with their Maths work.