Maths is a core subject and therefore all children receive daily, discreet lessons in the subject (except in EYFS, where children develop the skills they need through play-based activities). As a school, we follow the National Curriculum for Mathematics. The learning takes place in a variety of ways, including whole class sessions, group work and individual application of skills. Children learn through the use of practical equipment to support, problem solving, investigation, oral participation and written methods. Where possible, Maths is also included across the Curriculum and in our Topic work; for example in Design Technology, PE and Science.
Children are taught about the importance of Maths to their lives and future economic wellbeing. They learn how to use a variety of different strategies to solve problems and are encouraged to record their work in a variety of ways, appropriate to their age and ability. Children who have Special Educational Needs or are identified as needing a boost with their Maths, receive extra support, using intervention materials and personalised learning, both in and outside of the normal Maths lesson.
One development area for 2017/2018 will be to improve Mental Maths across the school, including times tables. To encourage children to learn their times tables, we have a reward system which enables children's to earn certificates. This year teacher training in the teaching of Mathematics will focus on developing mathematical reasoning.
Parents are encouraged to help their children at home with a range of Maths skills including counting, times tables and telling the time.