Mathematics

Using the national curriculum and the Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB) mathematics syllabus, it is our aim to develop:

  • A positive attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of mathematics
  • Competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills
  • An ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
  • Initiative and an ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others
  • An ability to communicate mathematics
  • An ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life
  • An understanding of mathematics
  • Use interactive whiteboards and mathematical programs to understand mathematical concepts.

Throughout the whole school day opportunities exist to extend and promote mathematics. Teachers seek to take advantage of all opportunities to ensure planning of mathematics is cross-curricular whenever possible. Concepts are taught using a carousel of activities that cater for a variety of learning styles. ICT is also widely used to reinforce mathematical learning.

The approach to the teaching of mathematics within key stage 1 & key stage 2 is based on three key principles:

  • a mathematics lesson every day
  • a clear focus on direct, instructional teaching and interactive oral work with the whole class and group
  • an emphasis on mental calculation and problem solving

In Reception and year 1 each class teacher is responsible for the mathematics in their class. From year 2 mathematics is streamed and the children are grouped into three ability classes.

Numicon is used to develop a multi sensory approach to maths designed to give children the understanding of number.

Maths Curriculum & Calculation Booklets: Click here for our maths curriculum by year group and calculation booklets.

“The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations of behaviour and achievement, so pupils enjoy learning, are focused and make rapid and often outstanding progress.”