Mathematics

We plan our Maths teaching using the objectives from the National Curriculum. Much of this is taught in a daily Maths lesson and there is a strong focus on acquiring mental calculation facts and developing the ability to communicate, reason about and investigate mathematics.

Mathematics provides a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real-life problems.

We aim to enable a child to develop a positive, confident attitude to mathematics and an ability to think clearly and logically. We extend understanding of mathematics through the formation of secure concepts based on:

  • Appropriate practical activities.

  • The process of inquiry and investigation.

  • Mathematical skills and knowledge and a quick recall of basic facts.

  • An ability to identify patterns and relationships in mathematics.

  • An awareness of the uses and applications of mathematics in everyday situations.

  • The ability to express ideas concisely using accurate mathematical language.

  • The ability to select and use a range of mathematical tools.

  • An enjoyment of mathematics for its own sake.

Mathematics is taught throughout the school using a range of strategies including whole-class, group and individual teaching. In KS2 the children are taught in ability groups in each year for maths lessons.