"Pupils' high-level literacy and numeracy skills are evident in a wide range of subjects."
Our Mathematics Leaders are Mrs Southall and Mrs Evans.
Mathematics is part of the STEM curriculum and the Link Governor is Kully Samra.
Mathematics and the Renewed Framework for Numeracy
We want our children to enjoy mathematics and feel confident about using and applying their skills and knowledge in a variety of situations. In line with the National Numeracy Strategy, we believe that it is vital for children to have a sound grasp of concepts involved before moving on to more abstract methods. Our detailed and practical scheme of work covers number, money, shape, space, measures and data handling. The schemes incorporate resources from Active Learn and other published material.
We aim to develop logical thinking through problem–solving and investigative work and children are encouraged to communicate their findings orally, using jottings, by formal written methods and graphically. Numeracy lessons are split into three parts with great emphasis being placed on the teaching of structured mental strategies. Information technology is an important resource for mathematics and computers and calculators are used for data handling, investigative work and reinforcement of basic skills.
Children are set for mathematics from year 2 to year 6 so that work can be matched very carefully to the children's stage of development. Their progress is monitored regularly and children may move sets according to their needs.
Calculation Strategies for all Phases
We follow the strategies published in the Abacus scheme of work across the school. We felt it may be helpful for parents to have access to these in order to understand how we encourage the children to work. These strategies have yet to be officially ratified by our Governing Body.