We aim to create confident mathematicians; teaching mathematical skills and concepts in a challenging and exciting way. We follow the National Numeracy Strategy and support this though a range of materials including mathematical games and a strong practical approach.
The lessons are divided into three parts: whole class oral or mental work, the main teaching activity and then the plenary session. The main focus of the lesson is on oral and mental work with less recording. The children are helped to develop various strategies to mentally solve a variety of problems. Once the children begin to
master mental and oral methods then they will begin to record their answers.
A lot of the lesson is of a practical nature with the children sharing their findings and developing new ways of problem solving. This will encourage and develop the children’s independence and confidence. This approach is supplemented by various resources with practical activities being fundamental, particularly in Key Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2 with more formal methods of recording in Upper Key Stage 2. The children work individually, in pairs, small groups or as a whole class. The school has invested a lot of money recently in providing a range of
excellent resources to support the Numeracy Strategy. Our Maths co-ordinator will be pleased to
talk to you about our Maths teaching.