In Mathematics the emphasis is on developing the capabilities of each pupil, not only the mathematics skills and understanding required for later life, but we endeavour to ensure that each pupil acquires a progressive understanding of mathematical concepts and does not merely learn to ‘follow a formula’ this approach enables the children to increase their mathematical confidence.
Teachers use a wide range of strategies (visual, auditory and kinesthetic):
The emphasis in the Early Years Foundation Stage is on practical exploration and applying mathematical knowledge and skills to everyday situations.
Some formal recording work is also undertaken.
Mathematics is taught in mixed ability groups until the end of Year 4.
Pupils who find this subject challenging are provided with support material to work through at home.
Work is clearly differentiated, so that it is appropriate for the ability of each child.
In Years 5 and 6 sets are introduced and the subject is taught by specialist teachers.
A great deal of care is taken over the placing of children in appropriate sets; the speed at which a child grasps a new concept, retention and personality are all taken into consideration in the decision process.
We endeavour to give our pupils an enthusiasm and fascination for mathematics:
Parental support is welcomed:
Mr Ian Thomas BA PGCE, Head of Mathematics