In our teaching of maths, we wish the children to acquire mathematical knowledge, skills and facts. However, this goes hand in hand with a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. We aim to make the learning of maths a satisfying and enjoyable activity, enabling the children to develop an appreciation of maths as a means of communication. We place a lot of emphasis on teaching mental maths as we believe that all children should develop skills in and rapid recall of all number facts. Weekly mental maths homework is set in Key Stage 2.
The four areas covered in the maths curriculum are:
- using and applying mathematics
- number and algebra
- space, shape and measure
- data handling