HA maths reception

Our aim is to develop a fascination for mathematics and to promote enjoyment in the subject, ensuring all children are confident and capable mathematicians. We achieve this by making our lessons as practical as possible and by allowing children sufficient time to not only apply their acquired skill but also to apply it.

A mastery approach to the curriculum means pupils spend far longer on fewer key mathematical concepts whilst working at greater depth. We aim to prevent long term gaps in learning through timely teacher intervention and those children who grasp the concepts more quickly are given opportunities to deepen their knowledge and improve their reasoning skills rather than accelerating on to new curriculum content.

Problem solving is central and opportunities are given for pupils to calculate with confidence, ensuring an understanding of why it works so that pupils understand what they are doing rather than just learning to repeat routines without grasping what is happening.

We aim to take maths learning outside as much as we can and to link mathematical concepts to other subjects e.g. Science, so that children can make mathematical connections with real life experiences.

The new National Curriculum is delivered through a mixture of practical, oral and mental work and more formal recording methods are introduced as the children progress. Children are taught to problem solve and use mental calculation skills from EYFS to Year 2.

We hold an annual Maths Day where children and their parents participate in many enjoyable and varied mathematical activities.

Click here for a copy of our Calculation Policy 2019

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