We aim to provide all children with a secure foundation in the numeracy skills necessary to function effectively and confidently in an adult world.
The school follows the guidelines of the National Curriculum. There is a balance of approach between working mentally and making appropriate recordings with pencil and paper. Children are encouraged to explore patterns and relationships and to explain their reasoning using mathematical language. Within the class, pupils are grouped according to ability. The instant recall of number facts such as multiplication tables and number bonds is encouraged.
Children in all classes are work on their Numeracy Passports which parents are encouraged to help support at home. This is a very personalised way of learning as the children are challenged in the passport that is appropriate for the level they are working at. They progress at their own speed onto the next stage.
Children in all classes work on their mental maths skills through the Big Maths scheme of learning. This is a very personalised way of learning as the children are challenged in the CLIC Beat That! tests at a level that is appropriate for their learning. They progress at their own speed onto the next stage and skills are used practised at the start of each Maths lesson.
Below is the schedule of challenges children should be on as they progress through the school. They complete 1 test at the end of each week and must achieve 10 out of 10 for three weeks to ensure they have consolidated skills before they can progress onto the next level.
Websites to help reinforce Numeracy skillshttp://resources.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/maths/interactive/numbers.htm#Place