Welcome to our Maths page where you will find out all about the teaching and learning of Mathematics at our school.

Our approach to Calculations in Maths

At Rudgwick Primary School, we believe that maths is a subject that can and should be enjoyable, inspiring, intriguing, challenging and accessible. What the children learn here will support their understanding of key mathematical concepts, setting solid foundations for their lifelong journey as mathematicians.The way in which maths is taught should enable children to be fluent, flexible, reasoning, problem solving mathematicians; these are the skills they will need in both formal and informal maths, whether academically or out in the real world.

As part of our commitment to these fundamental principles, we use the five big ideas from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) Teaching for Mastery programme to guide our teaching and learning:

  • representation and structure

  • mathematical thinking

  • fluency

  • variation

  • coherence

Amongst our staff, we have an NCETM Primary Teaching for Mastery specialist and NCETM Professional Development lead practitioner to help support the learning of the whole school, community - children, parents, carers, staff and governors.

Our Calculation Policy

Take a look at our Calculation Policy to see which written methods are taught in each year group.




We have videos showing number line addition, expanded addition and column addition.



We have videos showing number line subtraction and expanded subtraction.



We have videos showing grid method multiplication and short multiplication.



We have videos showing the pictogram method, and also several short division methods.

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We have paid for a school subscription to Sumdog for all children from Year 2 and upwards.

Please contact the Office if your child is having any problems accessing this excellent Maths resource!


Rudgwick Primary School

Tates Way, Rudgwick
West Sussex

RH12 3HW

For general queries please contact 
Mrs Dunsby in the School Office

Tel: 01403 822151

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