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The areas or strands of Maths that are explored and developed in our school, and in accordance with the new National Curriculum, are:

 

Number, through

          * Number and Place Value

          * Addition and Subtraction

          * Division and Multiplication

          * Fractions

Ratio and Proportion

Formally introduced in Year 6 although will be experienced by children, through generalisation, in other year groups.

Algebra

Formally introduced in Year 6 although will be experienced by children, through generalisation, in other year groups.

Measure

Geometry

          * Properties of Shapes

          * Position and direction

Statistics 

 

Teaching and learning focus on the skills and knowledge required to use and apply maths, as well as giving children the opportunities to put these to use through investigation, and problem and puzzle solving activities. 

To achieve this, teaching is rooted in the development of pupil’s understanding of Maths, both within a lesson and over time. Links are made between the various elements of Maths in order that children can use and apply mathematical strategies and thinking. Connections are developed via teaching through topic work, real life situations and puzzle solving. The ability to use and apply Mathematical thinking is an integral part of problem solving and through our topic work we are able to make Maths a creative and exciting experience which is engaging and fun, whilst also establishing cross-curricular links and links to the wider world.

 

Dialogic discussion and investigation are crucial in developing understanding and tackling problems which need to be resolved; the ability to pose a question and a solution, and then evaluate it, is all part of learning to answer maths questions and review answers as many times as necessary to reach a solution. Discussion develops resilience and the articulation of ideas. Alongside thoughtful open questioning, discussion is an enabler of consolidating, challenging and extending learning. These are also excellent methods for ensuring that the children are presented with mathematical vocabulary and the diverse range of mathematical topics every week.

 

It is part of our policy that children should count every day, carry out mental maths every day and that concrete resources are always available to aid the transition from concrete to abstract thought and calculation.

 

 

Our aim is to foster enthusiastic, competent mathematicians who are able to meet and exceed age related expectations. Where children find Maths difficult or experience barriers to mathematical comprehension, we initiate support strategies to ensure that their needs are met and that progress is made as speedily as possible. Accurate monitoring of progress  is ensured through marking, feedback, questioning and discussion.

Maths Songs

2 times table rhyme.mp3

3 times table Frere Jacques 2 part round.mp3

4 times table We Will Rock You.mp3

6 times table rap.mp3

6 times table Swing Low Sweet Chariot.mp3

7 times table Heads Shoulder Knees and Toes.mp3

8 times table Football Chant.mp3

9 time table Happy Birthday.mp3

12 times table .mp3

20 to 0 Reception.mp3

Counting back in 2s.mp3

Counting back in 5s with clapping rythmn.mp3

Counting back in 10s.mp3

Counting on in 1s with clapping rythmn Year 1.mp3

Counting on in 2s.mp3

Counting on in 5s with clapping rythmn.mp3

Counting on in 10s.mp3

Counting up and down in 11s.mp3

Squeaky 3s.mp3

We do counting every day.mp3

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