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We provide a comprehensive and engaging mathematics programme which follows the current Statutory Orders of the National Curriculum whilst also promoting the individual needs of our pupils. Pupils embed the 'non-negotiable' building blocks for maths as early as possible. Fluency, problem solving and reasoning are encouraged at all levels.

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The four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) are taught incrementally so that a coherent approach is adopted throughout the school. The steps we use are detailed in our Calculation Policy. We acknowledge, however, the pupils all have preferred methods and make apparatus available in every classroom so that the pupils can access it to help themselves when and where they feel the need.

In Key Stage 1 we focus on number bonds, times tables knowledge and problem solving. Pupils develop confidence with our number system, learn about shapes, and use a variety of measures including length, mass, volume, time and money.

In Key Stage 2 we show our pupils how they can apply their existing knowledge to bigger (or smaller) or more difficult problems. We teach number and place value, the four operations, fractions, measures, geometry and statistics in progressive steps. The more complicated elements, such as percentages, ratio and simple algebra are taught in upper Key Stage 2, once the mathematical building blocks are secure.

Across the whole school we use Mathletics to reinforce topics taught in class and to encourage fluency.

We have made a significant investment to refresh our mathematics curriculum in line with the new National Curriculum. This included working closely with our Maths Adviser and purchasing practical maths resources for all classrooms. We are grateful to the Thomas McGregor Foundation for their donation towards this. In 2019/20, maths is again one of our key priorities, building on the successful fluency focus in 18/19.

Latest News

24th Jul - School closes today to pupils, parents and visitors. Good luck year 6! Have an amazing summer and we look forward to welcoming you back to school on Wednesday 4th September. Happy holidays!

24th Jul - Following two and a half very successful transition days for all our pupils and the new reception children, this afternoon, our pupil returned to their 2018-19 classes to celebrate the year.

24th Jul - Thank you for all the gifts and kind words on the last day of term. They mean a lot. We are very proud of all our pupils and staff.

24th July - Well done to our 'Year 7' who presented the pupil ideas for FOPS spending to the committee today. We are very grateful for the tireless work of FOPS to raise much needed funds for the school and we look forward to receiving the requested resources in September.

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