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.
2nd February 2024 - NSPCC NUMBERS DAY
We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our annual NSPCC Numbers Day. This year we invited children to come to school dressed representing numbers or shapes. They also explored numbers in lots of ways in class using games, Numbers Day resources and sharing Maths themed stories.
We invited parents to share our learning in the afternoon with a range of activities based upon showcasing the fluency we promote with the children as well as the concrete materials they use to aid their number sense.