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Mathematics

Mathematics equips pupils with the tools needed to understand the world in which they live.  It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas, and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems.  It is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind our aim is for every child to develop a healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will remain with them throughout their education and beyond.

 

We place great emphasis in our teaching of mathematics on the importance of discussion and the development of thinking and reasoning skills.  We encourage children to explain their thinking clearly and reflect on their learning and understanding.  Children are usually taught maths in their class group, with careful differentiation catering for the needs of all abilities; however, we also make use of our teaching teams to provide opportunities to group children differently when the need arises.  Teachers and teaching assistants work with a combination of individuals, small groups or the whole class depending on the focus. 

  • Maths Passports

    In Key Stage one and Key Stage Two children use our Maths Passports  to build a bank of maths facts that they can learn by heart and remember quickly.

    Children travel the world using different forms of transport, learning as they go. Each continent covers a different aspect of maths: 

    • Europe – Counting
    • Asia – Place value
    • Africa – Addition and subtraction facts
    • North America – Multiplication facts

    Children work with someone at home to travel through the continents, making sure they can recall the facts quickly (for most children this should be less than 3 seconds!), and asking an adult to date when you have achieved a target.  They aim to spend 5-10 minutes each day working on the passport targets.