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The schools' teaching programme blends basic maths work with investigative work. Children will be expected to solve problems and activities will be related to real life situations. We aim to ensure that pupils have good number skills and can use apparatus, computers and calculators in a purposeful way. Mathematics work will be presented in an interesting way that promotes understanding and enjoyment. Children will be expected to know number facts and give quick mental response. Maths lessons are taught everyday.
We are currently focusing on developing a whole school mastery approach to our teaching of mathematics to ensure that our children have an in depth of knowledge and understanding of the subject. Children need to develop many skills in maths: to solve problems, reason, think logically and to work systematically and accurately. We know our pupils learn best when maths lessons are fun, purposeful and multi-sensory. Our aim is to provide access and enjoyment for every child, whatever their ability.
Mathematics is a tool for everyday life and children use maths as a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is our aim to develop a positive attitude to maths and a fascination with it. At Threemilestone we recognise the need to ensure competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge and understanding.
Lessons: Every child at Threemilestone from Year 1 to Year 6 will have a structured daily maths lesson lasting between 45 and 60 minutes (children in Foundation Stage access many mathematical skills and concepts through their play). Lessons are differentiated and there are various strategies for giving support to those who need it. More able mathematicians are challenged to ensure they remain interested and excited about maths.
Homework: We appreciate the great support parents give our children with their homework. Our school recognises the need for an emphasis on mental calculation, so quick and accurate recall of multiplication and division facts is a regular homework.
Parents requiring further details may look at the Primary Framework for maths and the schools maths policy, or speak to the maths co-ordinator.
A copy of the presentations used in the recent parent workshop sessions can be found below:
If you would like to read our formal policy for Maths, please follow the link to download it; Maths Policy
If you would like to find out more about the different ways we teach calculation strategies across the school, (ie the methods we use to +, -, x and ÷) please down our Calculation Policy.