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MATHS

Children learn Maths in a variety of ways but the starting point is usually through practical activities in the Early Years Foundation Stage. As children progress through school, they increasingly record their work using drawings, numbers and symbols. However we encourage our children to learn concepts deeply by making connections through seeing images and pictures of the concept, seeing it written with numbers and symbols, making the concept with concrete materials and talking about the concept.

In Nursery and Reception, Maths is taught within the Mathematics area of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. In Key Stage One we follow the National Curriculum which aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately,
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language,
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

We plan our curriculum carefully so our children develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. With these skills they can reason and problem solve competently. This involves the children working with numbers, words and the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, starting with practical activities and visual representations. An emphasis on practice of number helps the children to become confident and fluent so they can apply their skills.

Our school works on a mastery approach to teaching and learning in Mathematics. In Key Stage 1 we follow the Power Maths scheme and supplement with materials from White Rose Maths. For details of the curriculums please use the links below.

Curriculum - Maths

Planning Overviews

Reception

Maths Websites for Children

BBC KS1 Bitesize - Maths Activities

Mathschase

 

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