We believe children’s confidence in mathematics is an important acquisition because of its application to life when we use money, understand shapes, tell the time, estimate quantities and measure. It includes both computation and the understanding of mathematical ideas. These are then used in problem solving investigations. Mathematical understanding is applied to everyday situations. Measuring real objects and calculating real results will be part of your child's mathematical learning.
Maths is taught in accordance with the National Numeracy Strategy, but teachers use a wide range of resources in order to develop knowledge and skills, both practical and written. The main scheme available is 100 Maths' Lessons, supplemented by a range of other materials, where appropriate eg Target Maths, NNS Unit Plans, SPMG, Heinemann, Maths Whizz, Testbase website as well as Mathletics.
Mathematical experiences include:
Early number experience, whole numbers, place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, money, decimals, fractions, percentages, algebra, recognising patterns, length, weight (mass), capacity and volume, area, time, 2D shape, 3D shape, location - including co-ordinates and direction, angle, transformations, handling data, probability.
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These are an essential part of the National Curriculum. Your child will be taught how to use one, where appropriate, but not to rely on it. These teaching aids help children to understand concepts of place value and to develop the skills of estimation. They are not used to replace basic computational skills which are so necessary.