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Maths

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.

EYFS

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.

Last academic year, our primary focus was maths and we 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.

Latest News

23rd May - Well done to our year 2 pupils who today completed their final SATS test. They worked very hard and we are very proud of them!

17th May - Four year 6 pupils did an excellent job (especially as it was just hours after their last maths SAT!) representing Petersfield at the St Faiths' Maths Challenge. Our thanks go to Mrs Anderson for leading this visit.

17th May - Well done year 6, you completed the final SATs test today and remained a credit to yourself and the school throughout the tests. The beautifully iced cakes were very well deserved!

16th Mar - We were delighted to be joined by Mrs Jane Johnson, one of our school governors, in assembly today. She spoke to the children about the importance of reading and told them the results of the recent Governor Reading questionnaire.

14th May - What an incredible year 6! We are so proud of how you have tackled this week's SATS! Keep it up all week, year 6. Well done!

8th May - With the swimming season nearly upon us (much to the delight of our pupils!) staff attended our annual first aid and resuscitation training in preparation for swimming.

8th May - Year 5 representatives attended a creative writing masterclass at BVC where they took part in a variety of fun activities focused on generating story ideas before writing a short story and reading it aloud.

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SCHOOL CLOSURE PROCEDURE: As per County guidance, Petersfield will only close in exceptional circumstances. The decision will be made as soon as possible and displayed first on our school website in the 'Latest News'.


As we explained in our recent newsletter, we have updates our policies and privacy notice about how we process data in line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). Click here for the updated policies.


Are you interested in being a Governor? Do you have HR or Finance skills? If so, please do visit our Governors' webpage to find out more about the strategic role of our Governors.


Funding for Petersfield - As you may have read in the media, school funding is under threat. Please click here to see the information about how you can continue to help.


We apologise for the intermittent, continuing fault on the phone line which we have again reported to the telephone company. Should you need to reach us, please press '6' immediately the phone is answered. Alternatively email the office.


The newspaper article about 'Max and Milky make it to Mars' - write by our Book Club volunteer Ute - can be accessed here. She has kindly donated a copy of her book to our school library.


Please see our vacancies page for opportunities for a Playworker and Caretaker.


Run Orwell - the inaugural FOPS summer run is eagerly anticipated and happening on 24th June 2018. Offering chipped timed 10K and 5K routes, and a 2K fun run, there will be something for everyone. Please register by clicking here.

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