Maths

Our Mathematics teaching implements the National Curriculum, using a mastery approach to whole class teaching. Maths lessons are taught on a daily basis.

Our aim is to develop children’s conceptual understanding, fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. The main areas of Mathematics taught are number, calculating, geometry, measurement and statistics.

Children are also given many opportunities to investigate and problem solve. These lessons are recorded in Investigation Books and focus on logical thinking, systematic approaches, pattern spotting and the use of trial and error.

Throughout the year there is an emphasis on all children mastering each area of the curriculum as it is taught. Mastery is achieved through initially building children’s understanding up through using a range of models and images to represent the concepts and bring the ideas to life. As units of work progress the children are challenged in order to apply what they now know through problem solving and reasoning in real life contexts.

A real focus is on building number fluency so that children can mentally re-call facts, such as number bonds, multiplication tables and doubles and halves, efficiently. Every lesson incorporates opportunities to improve the speed with which facts are re-called.

Regular collaborative planning allows us to be flexible in our teaching approach. This, along with matching activities to the ability of each individual, ensures that we meet the needs of all children.

We want children to leave our school competent, independent and enthusiastic mathematicians.

To help you support your child at home, you can download the Calculation Policy and prompt sheets which outline learning objectives for each year group. We hope you find these helpful.

Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you want further information about the maths your child is learning.

Whole Calculation Policy

S3 Prompt Sheet.pdf

S4 Prompt Sheet.pdf

S5 Prompt Sheet.pdf

S6 Prompt Sheet.pdf

Maths Evening Information

Maths Evening Presentation

Number Facts Progression