Our teaching helps the children grow into confident and competent mathematicians with a positive attitude. They have regular opportunities to learn collaboratively, discussing and evaluating approaches as they go along, which contributes to developing reasoning skills.
We make use of a variety of resources, including practical and IT-based materials, so that children can access mathematical concepts in ways that are both appropriate and exciting. We follow the National Curriculum to inform our mathematics teaching, developing and extending this creatively to enrich children’s learning. Children progressively build upon their knowledge and understanding of number as they are taught how to perform calculations with efficiency by using both mental and written methods. Please see our calculation policy to find out more about this.
Children in Years 1-2 use the Numbots program to help embed the core maths skills of subitising, number bonds, addition and subtraction. In Years 2-6 children also use the TimesTables Rockstars program to increase their quick recall of multiplication and related division facts.
Our curriculum is based on the White Rose Maths programme. This research-based initiative ensures that the skills and concepts children taught are fully embedded before moving on. The children are taught strategies such as bar modelling and have plenty of opportunities to use ‘manipulatives’ such as counters and dienes all the way through the school.