Our Approach to Maths

Sandringham Primary School's approach to maths is based on strong research and pedagogy. We spend time keeping up to date with the latest research in how children develop mathematical thinking skills which we then apply into our teaching and learning.

Maths No Problem textbooks and resources are used to support our teaching. Our lesson structure enables all children to explore a mathematical problem at the beginning of each lesson, this is then unpicked in greater depth before children are asked to apply this concept in a variety of ways.

Our lessons encourage: independence, talk, collaborative thinking and metacognition. All of which are vital skills to prepare our children with ready for secondary school and beyond.

Sandringham Vision Statement

Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. (NC 2014)

At Sandringham Primary School, every child can achieve in maths and it is our responsibility as teachers to provide the environment and experiences to make this possible. As teachers, we believe that every child is a capable mathematician with the ability to reason and problem solve.

Exploration and discovery are at the heart of our curriculum. Children will link old and new learning experiences together in order to develop fluency and build a deeper understanding of their maths.

Opportunities for reasoning, explanation and clarification are provided through talk. High quality dialogue within the classroom will make sure our children are challenging their own thoughts with those around them whilst broadening their knowledge and understanding.

At Sandringham Primary School, every child in every classroom has a “I can solve anything” attitude.

Sandringham Primary School Maths Open Days

Friday 1 December 2023

We began using Maths No Problem in 2015 and regularly host open days to share our journey.  Our open day begins with an introduction from the maths lead and then the opportunity to wander round live lessons - you will be able to choose KS1 or KS2 depending on your preferences.  We will then spend time as a group in one lesson where we will experience a Lesson Study. Following the lesson, the teacher will join us and discuss the learning alongside the group. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A session and book look.

We recommend that 2 delegates from each school come along. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

It is £109.05 per candidate or £98.22 with a promo code bookings are to be made via the Eventbrite link below:

Maths No Problem Open Day - Friday 01 December 2023

Further information can be found on this flyer: Maths No Problem Open Day, or you can contact the Maths Lead Katie Bowles -

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LETTA ITT Training

Please see below an example of a video which is shown as part of the LETTA Maths training.

ITT Critique Maths Video                            Year 1 Subtraction Video

Contact Us
Sandringham Primary School
Sandringham Road, London E7 8ED
tel: 020 8472 3800