At Berkswell, our vision is to deliver a maths curriculum which is creative and engaging, where all children have access to the learning in order to make progress in lessons and develop a love of mathematics.

We aim to ensure all pupils develop a conceptual understanding of the mathematics they learn, its structures and relationships, and become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics in order to equip them with the tools to solve a variety of problems – familiar and more complex.

Children are constantly challenged to use their reasoning skills to explain why, to prove how they know, or to find all possible outcomes. We encourage them to become ‘deep thinkers’ and to question the maths in the world around them, transferring and applying their knowledge in different contexts.

We strive to nurture children’s confidence, being supportive and fostering a sense of curiosity about the subject. The children are encouraged to aim high and enjoy developing these vital life skills, as well as being resilient when they come across greater challenges.

How We Teach Your Child...

Available to download by clicking on any of the four links above, these guides to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division make it easier than ever to understand the way in which we teach children calculation. Taking you through the methods with detailed description, each stage of the process is accompanied by examples (photo and video) and finishes with a selection of questions for you to test yourself.

How We Teach Your Child...

Available to download by clicking on any of the four links above, these guides to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division make it easier than ever to understand the way in which we teach children calculation. Taking you through the methods with detailed description, each stage of the process is accompanied by examples (photo and video) and finishes with a selection of questions for you to test yourself.

Our last curriculum evening for maths was incredibly popular, so we are aware there is a call for this on a regular basis from parents. However, now you don’t even have to venture out of your house. It’s all here to help whenever you need it, on your laptop, iPad, iPhone or even just plain old paper!


Here’s an example of one of the video clips to support each stage. Tune into Berkswell School TV on YouTube for examples, or just use the downloads above.