At Queen’s Hill Primary School, the belief that we are all mathematicians is promoted throughout the school. Our pupils of all ages will work towards acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject whilst fostering a positive attitude towards mathematics and a passion for the subject through the application of the White Rose Maths Mastery approach.

Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Therefore, at Queen’s Hill, it is taught as a highly interconnected discipline, which is threaded through different areas of the curriculum, as well as being an essential foundation for understanding the world.

The progression within the White Rose approach allows for a secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts, taught through manageable steps. Mistakes and misconceptions are an essential part of learning, along with challenge, which is provided through rich and sophisticated problem solving opportunities.

We aim for all pupils to:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.
  • have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately to be successful in mathematics.

We encourage a deeper understanding of mathematics through termly whole-school investigations. This enables pupils to solve problems, reason, think logically and work systematically providing opportunities for pupils to work with initiative, both independently and in cooperation with others.

At Queen’s Hill we have fostered a love for mathematics in our pupils, which has produced some extremely able mathematicians. In order to celebrate their achievements we organise STEM trips and enter pupils into regular regional and national mathematical competitions and challenges.

Subject in Action


Y4 Maths Time Games

We’re back with a bang in year 4! This week we have started a new unit of work in Maths. We are learning about time. We have started by recapping our learning from previous years including years, months and weeks. Today, we started to tell the time from a clock beginning with o’clock, quarter past, … Read more


Year 6 Maths Competition

Some of our Year 6 mathematicians ended last half term with a Maths competition hosted by Langley School. The children worked fantastically as a team and represented the school admirably. Miss Chamberlain even got stuck in with the tasks too!


Investigations and Market Research!

Year 6 have had a busy start to the week! In Maths, children have put their problem solving skills to the test, working on a tricky investigation collaboratively. They have also been learning about Islamic patterns and the geometric shapes found in mosques, linking their learning to RE. In DT, children carried out Market Research … Read more


Y5 Using trial and improvement to find solutions

Wow what a task set by the maths team! Y5 enjoyed this task so much and demonstrated such high levels of grit and determination they actually asked to stay in at break time determined to find the different solutions.


Y5 Fractions

What better way is there when starting a new topic but with an investigation. Children were tasked to answer the following question: “If the chocolate on the table I sit at is to be shared out equally when I sit down, which would be the best table to sit at?“ In the classroom there were … Read more


Year 3 Investigation

Year 3 investigated equal parts today. We found out that equal parts do not need to look the same!


Year 3 Fractions

Year 3 used multilink to help show parts and wholes in different contexts. They worked hard to write the fraction down too.


F1 Jaguar Club

The three teams have been working each week after school preparing for the F1 Jaguar reginal finals. The children had to design, make, assemble, test and race their cars at the reginal heats. They also had to prepare a presentation about their work. In order to gain sponsorship the children wrote to local businesses and … Read more


Year 3 Maths

Year 3 have explored equal and unequal parts as well as parts of a whole in maths this week as part of their Unit Fraction work. Today, we explored ‘if X is a part, what could the whole be if the whole has X equal parts?’ We enjoyed investigating, have a look at some of … Read more