The aims of mathematics are closely related to the general aims of Primary Education. Children will acquire skills of both language and number and will experience a variety of methods of learning. They will learn to think logically, discover, explore and in doing so, will begin to make sense of the world in which they live. To ensure this, they will acquire a range of mathematical experience, relevant mathematical language and skills to be able to solve mathematical problems with confidence. We strive to develop strategies which allow inclusion by all in Maths lessons. We aim to ensure that each child will develop:
· a positive attitude to mathematics as an interesting and attractive subject
· an ability to think clearly and logically in mathematics with confidence, independence of thought and flexibility of mind
· an awareness of the uses of mathematics in the world beyond the classroom
· an understanding that mathematics will frequently help them to solve problems they meet in everyday life
· an appreciation of the nature of numbers and of space, and therefore an awareness of the basic structure of mathematics
· self-motivation and aspiration to persevere and succeed
· a perception that Maths is fun and enjoyable
· a resilient attitude towards solving problems
These aims will be met by increasing confidence in mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment. The aims will be evident in the children's ability to express ideas fluently, to talk about the subject with assurance and to use the language of mathematics confidently and in the appropriate context.
For details and information about Maths and our Math’s Policy please click the links below.
The slides include key concepts your children should be taught by the end of each half term.
Attached to all key concepts are videos to support with children’s understanding. These have been developed by White Rose Maths.
Some of the clips refer to workbooks. Free workbooks can be downloaded at home for children to continue their learning:
The purpose of the check is to determine whether your child can urgently recall their times tables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will also help your child’s school to identify if your child may need additional support.
TT Rockstars has been created to support children's understanding of their times tables. The website and app is free to use and is a great resource to help children improve in their times table knowledge.
1. A variety of maths content, all presented as engaging games and challenges. http://www.primarygames.co.uk/
2. Lots of fun games to play with children of all ages. http://www.topmarks.co.uk
3. A collection of games and activities, mostly appropriate to our KS2 pupils. http://mathszone.co.uk/
4. A range of interactive games. http://www.primaryinteractive.co.uk/maths.htm
5. Rich Maths activities/challenges, to deepen thinking, from Early Years to Y6. http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage