Mathematics: Not just numbers!
Mathematics is taught through a daily mathematics lesson. Lessons may include mental arithmetic, practical activities and investigations. Although some of the work is taught to the whole class or to groups at a similar stage of progress, children also work through tasks individually.
We aim to provide opportunities for all children to experience and acquire mathematical concepts and to provide children with the necessary mathematical language. The introduction to mathematics in the early years is initially through play and practical sessions which then lead on to more formal written mathematics. All children are encouraged to develop their mathematical abilities to their full potential.
A variety of teaching methods are employed, including the more traditional teaching of multiplication tables and mental arithmetic and whole class interactive maths lessons. Children learn how to make logical deductions, solve problems and undertake mathematical investigations so that they can apply their skills in problem solving situations. The children are encouraged to discuss their work and are taught to record clearly.