In this section of the website you will find electronic copies of the leaflets and guides which are available in school to support Maths. These documents are also available in the cloakrooms of each class if you wish to collect a paper copy. These guides are always discussed at curriculum meetings at the start of a new school year. You will also find information about Maths in your child's individual journal. Take a look at the photographs to see how Maths is displayed and taught throughout school.
The Maths programme of study includes seven strands, they are:
•Number and place value
•Geometry – properties of shape
•Geometry – position and direction
The maths taught in school can be practical (e.g. measuring, weighing,) investigative/problem solving, written (as in number sentences) or oral (mental arithmetic). The ability to use mental arithmetic is very important and children will have mental maths lessons and daily counting (on and back). The children acquire knowledge, skills and understanding through practical work, through tackling problems and through physical materials. Links to real life maths is made daily and children are encouraged to explain their reasoning and mathematical thinking through the use of stem sentences and discussion. We follow a 'Teaching for Mastery' approach in Maths to ensure children acquire a deep understanding of the skills we teach and give children the best chance of mastering mathematical concepts as they move through school.
The overall aim is to develop in the children a positive attitude to maths. Parents are encouraged to help their children with number work e.g. shopping towards coin recognition, sharing sweets etc., baking to help with weighing, time etc. The list is endless and we are happy to offer support and advice.