Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.
Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, vital for the environment and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
Mathematics is a creative discipline. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a pupil solves a problem for the first time, discovers a more elegant solution to that problem, or suddenly sees hidden connections.
The Ready to Progress materials published by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), backed up with the White Rose Maths scheme, form our main scheme of work for mathematics. We develop procedural fluency using resources like Number Sense and our own Key Recall Facts (KiRFs) with the aim of the children being flexible with their mathematical thinking and equipped with a range of mathematical processes at their disposal to solve problems using the most appropriate methodology.
HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHILD WITH MATHS
MATHS WEBSITES FOR PARENTS
List of Maths Websites for Parents and Carers
- National Numeracy Parent Toolkit has a wealth of tips and advice for parents
- Oxford Owl includes a range of activities, top tips and eBooks to help your child with their maths at home.
- Maths 4 Mums and Dads explains some of the milestones children make between the ages of 3 and 11 years-old.
- Nrich. A range of maths games, problems and articles on all areas of maths. Parents of Key Stage 1 children should select ‘stage 1’ and parents of Key Stage 2 children should select ‘stage 2’