Mathematics

We aim to develop a positive and independent approach to mathematics so that maths is fun. Mathematics involves much more than simply doing sums, although basic skills in arithmetic are essential. Mathematics involves investigative work, problem solving, word problems and many direct practical experiences to develop understanding. 

Effective use of ICT assists learning for all children. In line with the National Curriculum 2014, the emphasis in learning mathematics (certainly through to year 3) is upon practical work and encouraging children to work through their own strategies and recording their work informally. By regularly explaining their reasoning and listening to the way in which other children have tackled the same problem, each child is able to modify their strategies in the light of their experience. As they move into Year 4 the children are also introduced to more formal methods of recording calculations.

Planning is based upon the learning objectives in the National Curriculum 2014 and each child’s progress in achieving the key objectives is regularly assessed and this information is used to inform our planning.

Ofsted Reports

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Safeguarding

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Handwriting Policy

12th Jan 2018

We have recently implemented a Handwriting Policy which can be found in the Policies section. Pleas...

Times Tables Rock Star

10th Jan 2018

Today your child has had an assembly on a new Maths programme we are going to be using in KS2. We b...

Home Learning Policy

10th Jan 2018

We have recently introduced a Home Learning Policy which can be found in the policies section. Plea...

New Term

8th Jan 2018

Happy New Year and welcome back to another new term. I hope that you have all had a lovely Christma...