Our main aim is for all our pupils to develop strong number sense, a confidence to try out different strategies, and develop a growth mindset approach to their mathematics.
We are fully curriculum-aligned, with pupils working to master each area of learning, whilst being provided with activities to encourage extra stretch and depth.
Enrichment and extension activities are provided to bring learning even more to life, helping pupils link theory and practice to the real world. This includes National Maths Challenges, Christmaths whole-school competitions, problem-solving days, visits, and independent projects such as Virgin Money “Make Your £5 Grow”.
Learning support is provided in various settings, including within the classroom in small group or one-to-one sessions, and computer maths games and activities to help increase confidence, concentration, accuracy and an enjoyment of the subject.
Regular assessments take place over the year, which focus on arithmetic, problem-solving, and reasoning, and help to identify areas mastered and skills to further develop.
Effective use of online tools, including Mathletics, ActiveLearn, and Google Classroom, enhances our teaching and learning, ensuring that our resources are relevant to our pupils in their increasingly digital lives.
The junior school maths curriculum team regularly shares teaching and learning ideas and the latest research and tools.
We maintain strong links with the senior school mathematics department, holding shared activities across the different year groups and ensuring our Upper Twos (Year 6s) are “senior school ready”.