Our teaching of maths provides the children with a positive attitude to their learning and helps them grow into confident and competent mathematicians. They have regular opportunities to learn collaboratively, discussing and evaluating approaches and developing their reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Our curriculum is based in the White Rose Maths programme. This research-based initiative ensures that skills and concepts children are taught are fully embedded before moving on. We make use of a variety of practical resources such as dienes blocks, numicon, place value counters and role play so that children can access mathematical concepts in ways that are both appropriate and exciting. Children progressively build upon their knowledge and understanding of number as they are taught how to perform calculations with efficiency by using both mental and written methods. Please see our calculation policy to find out more about this.
Children in Years 1-2 use the Numbots program to help embed the core maths skills of subitising, number bonds, addition and subtraction. In Years 2-6 children use the Times Tables Rockstars program to increase their quick recall of multiplication and related division facts. Mathletics is also use to help practise and consolidate maths skills across the curriculum.