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Maths

We believe a high quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and a sense of excitement and curiosity about the subject.

The children are encouraged to explore the five main areas which are at the forefront of mathematics; number, measures, shape and space, data handling and using and applying.

Children are encouraged to tackle problems with mental methods before using any other approach, as we place great emphasis on the learning of multiplication tables as they underpin many areas of maths and are essential in everyday life.

The Maths lessons here are lively, practical and fun. The children are encouraged to independently use practical equipment such as cubes, hundred squares and number lines to support their learning and further their knowledge and understanding. Our classrooms are often busy and noisy during maths lessons as children are encouraged to discuss and work together on mathematical problems and investigations.

Opportunities are given to children to present their methods and reasoning using a wider range of mathematical language, diagrams and charts. Where appropriate, ICT is used to enhance learning either by staff to demonstrate and model concepts or by the children to explore and rehearse key skills with interactive resources.