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Nottingham Primary Academy


At the Nottingham Academy, we are passionate about the teaching of Mathematics. We believe that children learn best when there is a clear and consistent approach across the whole school when working with numbers. At our Academy, we aim to provide to lots of different  learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Our children work with different mathematical resources and we work hard to ensure that our children develop into creative and analytical mathematicians. We work closely with the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM) when developing our curriculum.

The Mathematics team hold Open Evenings on developing Maths at home, both for younger children and for the formal aspects of Mathematics including our calculation policy.

Please click on the links below to find out about the different aspects of our calculation policy.

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Helping your child get ahead in Maths

At Nottingham Academy, our aim is to continually challenge the children in their mathematics work. We encourage the children to apply their problem solving skills to a range of tasks and think about how they could use manipulatives to aid their understanding of a particular concept. The Maths Team have created a Challenge in Maths magazine to show you the many ways we like to test the children and get them to “think outside the box”. Check out our magazine below:

Challenge for children’ – First Edition
‘Challenge for Children’ – Second edition
‘Challenge for Children’  – Third edition