Helping your child with mathematics

At Westerings, we believe that every child has the potential to achieve well in mathematics and we aim to inspire a feeling of enjoyment and curiosity for this fascinating subject. It can however be a challenging subject at times and requires persistence and determination to succeed. You will find here information about how mathematics is taught in school and some useful resources to help support your child at home.

For more information about the subject (e.g. our policy, intent statement and progression documents) please visit our dedicated curriculum site, here.


At Westerings, we teach mathematics using the mastery flow model. This provides children the time to become sufficiently fluent and consolidate their understanding whilst allowing those who have grasped the concepts rapidly to be challenged with rich and sophisticated problems. For each mathematical concept, the children move through the flow model at their own pace with guidance from their teacher. The following is a simple guide to how the flow model works:

Mathematics Calculation Policy

The four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) are the most essential mathematical processes used in all branches of mathematics. The school's Calculation Policy is therefore a key document used by teachers to ensure progression of calculation concepts through a child's mathematical development. You may also find it a useful reference point in supporting your child at home with their learning.

Parents Guide - understanding progress in maths.pdf

Useful Websites