Mathematics

Mathematics

Led by Mrs Bishton

 

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In order to teach our children to be confident and capable mathematicians, we use a range of teaching strategies. We embed guidance from the Government on ‘mastery’ teaching in our daily lessons to ensure that children have a depth of learning which in turn, allows them to apply their mathematical knowledge in a range of contexts.

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We teach our children a wide range of written and mental strategies to solve calculations and real life problems. Our aim is for them to be able to confidently choose the most efficient method when solving problems or calculating the answer to a question.

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We make maths contextual and help our children to see that maths is all around us, in everyday life. Enrichment and extension lies at the heart of our teaching and we use opportunities such as maths challenge days to fulfil this.

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This year we have also introduced a set of non- negotiable maths targets to be met by every year group. We feel that the non – negotiables will give children and parents a greater understanding of what the children’s mathematical knowledge and skills should be at a particular age.

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Our Maths policy shows our aims and values clearly, please click the link below to find out more:

Our calculation policy sets out which methods are taught in Newdale and shows how your child will progress in their calculating of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. To read our current calculation policy, please see the School Policies page.

 

To find out more about how we teach mathematics see your child’s class page.