Our aims IN CHILDREN for mathematics:
- A positive attitude to mathematics as an interesting and valuable subject.
- An ability to think openly, logically and clearly in mathematics with confidence and independence
- Confidence in mathematics which will allow children to express ideas fluently and talk about the subject using the language of mathematics.
- An appreciation for time management to aid completing tasks independently
- An understanding of the importance of mathematics in everyday life.
- An enthusiasm and enjoyment for maths and awareness that maths is fun!
To support children with their learning, we organise after school clubs related to mathematics, we offer boosters also. These clubs are fun, often active, and give children time to prepare for their in class learning as well as give those children an added push to move onto being an excellent mathematician we all have within us. We play games and sing songs to help them to have a faster recall of times tables. By the end of year 4, all children will be expected to know their times tables to 12 x 12.
KEY STAGE 1
The primary focus of mathematics in key stage 1 is to ensure that all pupils develop confidence, mental fluency, reasoning and problem solving with whole numbers, counting and place value. This should involve working with numerals and four different operations. The children will continue to use practical resources including numicon and counting objects to support learning, this in turn, will aid understanding of a deeper level before moving onto abstract resources including number lines and 100 squares.
LOWER KEY STAGE 2
The principal; focus of mathematics in lower Key stage 2 is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication), number facts and place value. This will ensure pupils develop efficient written and mental methods and perform calculations correctly with increasingly large whole and decimal numbers. At this stage, pupils should develop their ability to solve a variety of problems, including simple fractions and decimal place value.
UPPER KEY STAGE 2
The fundamental focuses of mathematics teaching in upper Key stage 2 is to ascertain their understanding of number systems and place value to include larger integers. This will improve the connection that pupils make between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio. By the end of year 6, pupils should be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division, and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages. At this stage, pupils should develop their ability to solve a wider range of problems, including increasingly complex properties of numbers and arithmetic, and problems demanding efficient written and mental methods of calculation. The children can then begin to choose the most efficient written and mental method to solve problems.