We aim to help children develop their knowledge and understanding of maths in an enjoyable way, but one which will also fit them for life after school as well as help them achieve the appropriate levels in the Attainment Targets of the National Curriculum and the Primary Strategy. Children will be given the opportunity to work both in groups and individually, using a variety of resources and materials. To ensure individual needs are met and that their progress is carefully monitored; through high quality teaching for ability groupings; it is our aim that all our pupils will be able to:
- Have a sense of the size of a number and where it fits into the number system
- Know by heart number facts such as number bonds, multiplication tables, doubles and halves
- Use what they know by heart to figure out answers mentally
- Calculate accurately and efficiently, both mentally and with pencil and paper drawing on a range of calculation strategies
- Recognise when it is appropriate to use a calculator, and be able to do so effectively
- Make sense of number problems, including non-routine problems, and recognise the operations need to solve them
- Explain their methods and reasoning using correct mathematical terms
- Judge whether the answers are reasonable and have strategies for checking them where necessary
- Suggest suitable units for measuring, and make sensible estimates of measurement
- Explain and make predictions from the numbers in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables.
Children are taught through both discreet sessions and through our connected learning curriculum. Further information about the curriculum covered in Maths can be found under ‘Curriculum Documents’.