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At Ryvers School, our aim is to deepen and strengthen children's understanding of maths and not just accelerate learning.  As a result of this, the children are able to develop fluency before moving onto reasoning and problem solving. The teaching is supported by the use of pictorial and concrete resources, before moving to the abstract. All progress that our pupils make in maths is valuable, and therefore offering opportunities for all pupils to practise their fluency is vitally important. 

Maths mastery is a teaching and learning approach that aims for pupils to develop deep understanding of maths rather than being able to memorise key procedures or resort to rote learning. The end goal and expectation is for all pupils to have acquired the fundamental facts and concepts of maths for their year or key stage such that by the end of it they have achieved mastery in the maths they have been taught. 

Mastery of a mathematical concept means a child can use their knowledge of the concept to solve unfamiliar word problems, and undertake complex reasoning, using the appropriate mathematical vocabulary.


During children's time at Ryvers, our pupils will learn the following essential skills of mathematics:

  • An understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics;
  • A broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics;
  • Fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system;
  • The ability to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual;
  • The ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges;
  • To embrace the value of learning from mistakes;
  • A wide range of mathematical vocabulary;
  • A commitment to and enthusiasm in the subject.





 Numbots is a great way to practice your number facts this Autumn term

Learning TimesTables

Teaching timestables is important. At Ryvers School children are taught multiplication and timetables facts. Chilren are encourages to use this in areas of maths work. 


Below are the National Curriculum times tables end of year expectations for each year group. Children regularly work on their times tables in school but it is important for them to practice at home too.


Year 1

Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. Recall and use doubles of all numbers to 10 and corresponding halves

Year 2

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.

Year 3

Recall and use the multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables

Year 4

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12

Year 5

Revision of all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

Children should practice timetables frequently on this platform. 



Use your child's login using the My Maths / Times Tables Rock Star (TTRS) username and password.

Then your task is to help Rusty the Robot shine. Starting at the Iron level complete the levels up to Diamond unlocking Challenges along the way. Go For it! 

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Is there an app?

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Children's homework is set on MyMaths. This is an online platform where homework questions are randomly generated to provide practice for skills that are taught in class or pre-teach further learning. Instant marking provides immediate feedback for pupils.

Useful Maths Websites 

Previous Maths Information Evening

Using and Applying - Information for Parents

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Ryvers School, Trelawney Avenue, Slough, SL3 7TS

Telephone 01753 544 474

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