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In Shakhsiyah schools, we understand that learning Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. At Shakhsiyah Schools, children recognise that mathematics is not only a subject they learn in school, but a subject that will frequently help them to solve problems they meet in everyday life and understand many of the things they see. Mathematics provides opportunities for them to satisfy their curiosity and to use their creative abilities.

Our Mathematics teaching is geared towards enabling each pupil to develop confidence in their mathematical understanding and skills. Through positive teaching, teachers encourage an enthusiasm and fascination about Mathematics itself. During Independent study sessions children take on projects about famous mathematicians and problem solving using mathematics in real life scenarios.


Early Years


Mathematics is interwoven into children’s play; adult led focus experiences during free play guide the children’s mathematical development.  Children work towards the Early Learning Goals and by the end of Reception class are prepared for the year 1 curriculum.  




From year 1 to year 6, children have daily mathematics lessons with a three part format:

  • Big Maths CLIC oral starter
  • Abacus main activity
  • Plenary


Teaching Methods

Children Engage in:

Child Initiated
Free flow
Speaking and listening
Individual work
Paired work
Group work
Whole class teaching

Development of mental strategies
Development of mathematical vocabulary
Communication of Ideas
Talk for learning
Written methods
Practical work
Investigational work
Problem- solving
Mathematical discussion
Presentation of data
Consolidation of basic skills and routines





London and Slough:

  • Autumn Term: Monday 11th September 2017 to Thursday 14th December 2017
  • Half Term Holidays: Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017
  • Parents' Open Day: Friday 15th December 2017

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