At West Hampstead Primary School we are very proud of our work with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) who run a network of 40+ Maths Hubs all over the country. Our Maths Lead, Miss Kwa, is the Primary Lead of the London Central and North West Maths Hub, which began in 2014 led by The St Marylebone CE Secondary School, Westminster.
This means that:
- Our teachers get the most up-to-date training
- Our children get the most innovative teaching
- We share good Maths practice with other schools across the Hub
As a result, attainment and progress in Maths at West Hampstead is above Camden and national attainment.
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Take a look at learning happening in our Y2, Y4 and Y6 classes in the videos below.
Please go to the 'Maths' section of the website to find out more.
The NCETM Maths Hubs are funded by the Department for Education (DfE).
Find out more about the Maths Hub using the links below.
Model Lesson NCETM Year 3 Mersey Class
On 7th March 2023 Debbie Morgan (Director for Primary Maths at NCETM), Liz Lambert and Emma Patman (both Assistant directors for Primary Maths at NCETM) brought a large group of training Mastery Specialists to West Hampstead Primary School to see a model lesson taught to Year 3 Mersey Class. Though the children had already been learning their 8 x table, the lesson looked deeper at the structure of the facts in the 8 x table and helped children make links between the 4 and 8 x tables. The children used cuisenaire rods to see the structure of the maths. Some examples of representations from the lesson are below:
Parent Coffee Morning
On Thursday 24th November 2022 Miss Kwa hosted a coffee morning for parents to share our approach to teaching mathematics. The focus was on multiplication and the slides from her presentation can be found below.