Useful Maths Information
What Are Our Aims?
- Children will approach mathematics with confidence, enthusiasm and the motivation to achieve.
- Children will improve their mathematical understanding through developing greater fluency and becoming more skilled in reasoning and problem solving.
The 2014 National Curriculum explains these aspects of mathematical understanding as children needing to:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
We are adopting new methods to improve our teaching of maths this year, following government recommendations. We are using a ‘maths mastery’ approach to improve children’s mathematical understanding through greater use of concrete apparatus and visual representations to support their grasp of abstract concepts. We are teaching children to show their maths learning in a variety of ways and representations, and they are enjoying these new methods and making good progress!
The materials below this text are from Oxford Owl Maths and are free for parents to access. These resources are designed to support you with your children’s maths throughout their primary years. You'll find a whole host of activities, simple ideas and top tips to help your child at home.
Playing games are a great way to improve the confidence of your child in maths. It is a great way to consolidate knowledge learnt in the classroom.