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Maths at Great Missenden C of E School



At Great Missenden, we want to make sure that every child receives the best possible opportunities and experience in maths, and is able to develop their mathematical thinking in a high quality, supportive environment.


We encourage an atmosphere where mistakes are valued, growth mindset is seen as part of the learning and everyone is challenged. We believe that given suitable opportunities and the right environment, we know that all children can be good at maths. 


Our aim is to develop deep learners with the ability to explain and articulate their maths knowledge. Through class based mastery maths, we are committed to ensuring that all pupils are challenged, secure in their understanding without moving on prematurely and believe that equality of opportunity is important. 

What does Maths look like at Great Missenden school?


At Great Missenden, maths is taught in mixed ability class groups with a focus on Challenge For All. Work is differentiated to ensure all learners can access the curriculum. The White Rose Scheme of work ensure complete coverage of the curriculum and develops mastery maths.  


The curriculum overviews will show you the content that we cover each term. Please note, all of the content is covered over the course of the year and children are assessed half termly.

News and Upcoming Events


Beacon Year 6 Maths Challenge

Congratulations to the four Year 6 children who took part in the Beacon Maths Challenge on Friday 8th November.  12 Schools took part in the annual challenge that pits teams of mathematicians against each other in a variety of tasks.  These tasks ranged from tangrams to word problems and other fiendish tasks.  The Great Missenden Team did very well finishing 3rd overall, an improvement of 1 place from last year .  A fantastic achievement. Well done all!


Parents Calculation workshop - Spring Term (Date TBC)

Maths Calculation Policies


Please find below Great Missenden School's Maths Calculation Policies

Age Appropriate maths Vocabulary


Here you will find some maths resources appropriate for year group 

Times Table Rockstar Practice and Numbots


Times tables and number bonds play an important role in the children's maths development. Each week, along with the regular maths home learning, it is expected that the children in KS2 practice their times tables and KS1 practice their number bond work.  With the introduction of Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots, children can practice online either independently or they maylike to challenge other children in the class or school.


We would always encourage parents to frequently practise times tables and number bonds with their children too. This can be done almost anywhere, whether sitting down formally or informally testing them in the car on the way to school!


To aid you in this, you will find some practice grids and resource suggestions below.