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Maths at YWJS

Maths Statement of Intent


Resilient        Respectful       Inspired      Curious


Mathematicians at Yeadon Westfield Junior School


At Yeadon Westfield Junior School, we recognise that mathematics is a powerful tool that helps us understand the world and is essential to everyday life. As such we want our children to be empowered by their solid knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and develop a sense of curiosity not only for maths but the world in which they live.


We aim to inspire our children by fostering a positive ‘can do’ attitude as we believe all children can achieve in mathematics, through careful planning, manageable steps and secure, deep understanding of mathematical concepts. Children in YWJS, are encouraged to be resilient learners when problem solving, and school is a safe place where mistakes and misconceptions are essential parts of learning. This breeds perseverance in our children when seeking solutions.


Our mathematics curriculum is shaped by our whole school vision and specifically, children are taught maths through an enjoyable and varied spiral approach. Each year, children at our school build on prior maths knowledge following a learning journey that includes concrete modelling, where children are able to visualise concepts, and fundamental fluency understanding in which children recall and apply their knowledge. This is further practiced through exciting and challenging problem solving which embeds children’s knowledge, modelling real life scenarios with increasing sophistication. Finally, mastery of mathematics enables our children to be inspired to follow lines of enquiry, be curious in developing and experimenting with solutions and present justifications and arguments in a respectful manner using mathematical language and oracy skills. All of which leads to satisfaction and enjoyment through being resilient learners.


We are committed at YWJS, to ensuring that our children progress beyond our school knowing the importance of mathematics in the wider world. Being fluent in the fundamentals of maths and having the skill sets needed to confidently reason and problem solve will equip them beyond their school life.

Maths Week November 2021

Year 3

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During Maths week 2021, all of the children took part in Numberfit which combined maths times tables puzzles and fitness in a fun team based competition.


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Year 6

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Autumn Term 2021 - Year 4 - Roman Maths

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As part of Muddy Puddle Day the Year 4 pupils learned all about Roman numerals. They practised their skills using lollipop sticks on the school yard. This is the longer version of the maths part of the video viewable on the Outdoor Learning page.

Year 3 Place Value topic

Summer Term 2021 - Class 6G - Maths Workshop

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With the Tokyo Olympics in mind we set our Year 6 pupils a puzzle to challenge their maths skills.
The team of Olympians from the tiny country of Berellia is in turmoil. They're all cyclists, you see - and someone has sabotaged each and every one of their bikes! So our pupils had to delve deep into the murky underworld of the velodrome as they surveyed the crime scene, examined the evidence and sifted through the suspects - all in a bid to crack The Case of the Criminal Cyclists!

Summer Term 2021 - Year 3 - Outdoor Maths

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We had to hunt out analogue clocks around the school and then convert the analogue time into digital time.

Times Tables Rockstars Festive Competition 2020!

Classroom Displays


Below are pictures of the Maths displays which are on classroom walls during the Autumn term.

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6