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Mathematics

Maths is one of four core subjects in the new curriculum and we believe in teaching children the key skills they need to be a confident mathematician when they leave in Year 6.  It is important for us that our children have an enthusiasm for Maths and have the perseverance to keep trying, even throughout the trickiest of problem solving situations. 

The children begin their mathematical journey by working through the Early Learning Goals before moving onto the National Curriculum in Year 1 through to Year 6.  Our teaching begins with focusing on building strong concepts of number and place value through practical maths with manipulatives such as Numicon, Base 10 and counters.  The children then move onto using pictorial images to support their number understanding and start to move towards understanding calculations.  Finally, the children will finish with symbolic representations of numbers such as using digits and symbols to communicate their mathematical understanding. 

There is a strong emphasis in the new curriculum on number and our learning begins every day with times tables facts or counting. This ensures children have these facts at their fingertips as early as possible. Our teaching of Maths ensures the progress of every learner is maximised through bespoke differentiated teaching.  Maths is taught every day with the children getting a regular diet of learning based on number, algebra, geometry, measures, statistics and problem solving throughout the year. The aims of the Maths curriculum for every child are:

  1. To become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including 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.
  2. To be able to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  3. To be able to 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.

Maths Support Videos

We believe that in order for children to make the best possible progress there needs to be a cooperative and supportive relationship between school and home. In order to support this relationship we have made the videos below to aid parents in working with their children on Maths tasks. The videos give a brief overview of the methods used in school to teach the four operations of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Should you want anymore clarification please feel free to ask your child's class teacher for advice.

Number Formation:

Numeral writing

Addition:

Addition using a number line

Addition using partitioning

Addition using column addition

Addition using column addition with exchanging

Subtraction:

Subtraction using a number line 

Subtraction using partitioning

Subtraction using column subtraction

Subtraction using column subtraction with exchanging

Multiplication:

Multiplication using repeated addition

Multiplication using repeated addition on a number line

Division:

Division using objects to share or group equally

 

 

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