At Grange, we aim to provide a high quality mathematics curriculum, which allows the children to develop the skills needed for everyday life. Maths teaching enables pupils to reason mathematically and to build and appreciation of the power of mathematics, as well as to develop as a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Maths is taught for an hour, daily, in all year groups. In addition, YR, Y1 and Y2 hold daily ‘Maths Meetings’ to practise skills and learn knowledge, such as number bonds to ten and the days of the week.
We follow The New National Curriculum Mathematics programme of study. The programmes of study are organised into distinct domains, within each year group. There are clear sets of objectives for Years 1 to 6. This programme provides teachers with the flexibility to make connections within mathematical ideas and across subject is in order to make the learning relevant. Children are taught reasoning, fluency in number and mental calculation and competence when solving problems. Children across all of the year groups, strive to earn Number Wizard badges, becoming increasingly adept at Mental Recall as they move towards achieving the highest badge, Gold.
In the Foundation stage we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework. Mathematical development involves providing children with practise to improve their skills in counting numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems, and to describe shapes, spaces and measures. Learning takes place largely through practical games and activities.
At Grange, we place a strong emphasis on the development of mental arithmetic and investigating, so all children are equipped with knowledge and skills for problem solving in the real and mathematical world.