Barrowcliff School

Barrowcliff School - Welcome to our new school website.

'Learning Together Growing Together'

Welcome to Barrowcliff School


The Primary Numeracy Framework is implemented throughout the school. Lessons are differentiated according to children's abilities and readiness. Indoors and outdoors, planned activities give early years children opportunities to learn and practice number skills and concepts in practical ways. Maths is related to real life. As children develop, they learn formal methods of calculation - there are agreed core methods of calculation that are available for parents to see.


Mathematics is not just about adding, multiplying, subtracting and dividing, the wider maths curriculum is part of every day life, be it measuring, money, shape or problem solving. The full maths curriculum is taught across the year in daily lessons.

In Years 1, 2 and 3 we have recently introduced Maths No Problem. This is based on the Singapore approach to teaching mathematics, which puts emphasis on teaching pupils to solve problems. From September, this will also include Years 4 and 5.

Image result for maths no problem


The Maths – No Problem! Mission

We believe that every child can master an understanding and love of maths with the right kind of teaching and support.


Maths No Problem:

•Is fully aligned with the 2014 English National Curriculum for maths

•Is based on the evidence-based approach developed in Singapore

•Builds students’ mathematical fluency without the need for rote learning

•Teaches pupils to think mathematically as opposed to reciting formulas they don’t understand

•Teaches mental strategies to solve problems such as drawing a bar model

Find out more at:


Parent videos:


Here are some of our Year 1 pupils enjoying their Maths lesson.

(photos attached)


Here’s what some of our Year 1 pupils said about Maths No problem:

‘We get to solve problems’ Henry, 1SC

‘It’s fun!’ Charlotte, 1SC

‘It’s super!’ Alanah, 1SC

‘It makes you learn’ Honey, 1JC