We have developed a maths curriculum that is progressive, challenging and engaging. We appreciate that fluency and a confident number sense are essential for our pupils to flourish and progress in their mathematical learning based on their starting points. We fully value offering our children the opportunity to work with a variety of concrete and pictorial representations to facilitate and support the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts whether in Early Years or Key Stage 2. This approach is pinnacle to the development of our children’s mathematical thinking and equipping them for their next stage of their education. Reinforcement is achieved by ensuring knowledge is revisited regularly throughout the year groups to create confident number sense for all.
Our children need to develop necessary skills to make them ‘deep thinkers’ acquiring maths skills that can be recalled quickly and transferred and applied in different contexts. They need to be able to make rich connections across the areas of maths and use their knowledge in other subjects. Maths is the foundation for understanding the world and we want our children to know the purpose behind their learning and to apply their knowledge in their everyday lives, with the intention of raising aspirations and creating a continual love of learning maths inclusively for all.
4TH FEBRUARY 2022 - NSPCC NUMBERS DAY
We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our annual NSPCC Numbers Day. This year we invited children to come to school dressed representing numbers. They also explored numbers in lots of ways in class using games, Numbers Day resources and problem solving tasks. This included:
Early Years: Had great fun playing games, doing board games and exploring numbers to 5 in lots of contexts.
Year 1: Reading the story ‘One is a snail, 10 is a crab, representing number in a variety of ways in their tuff tray task, ordering numbers in words, identifying 3D shapes blindfolded, playing simple games and dominoes.
Year 2: Using our weekly popcorn task they wrote all the facts they know about the number 25, they then reinforced multiples of 2, 5 and 10 with the bee numbers day task and finished by identifying pattern and variation whilst playing maths themed games
Year 3: Like Year 2, they started by recording lots of facts they know for their popcorn number. After they had a range of challenges including a number ordering challenge, who wants to be a millionaire game, hit the button and number of the day facts.
Year 4: They played number/maths games on Chromebooks and of course did the Popcorn maths as always. Later in the day after their bikeability they played dominoes and did their fluency boards