Mathematics helps children to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of mathematics. Mathematics teaching gives children the opportunity to enjoy and achieve, with an aim to ultimately achieving economic wellbeing as adults.
The school uses a variety of teaching styles to cater for the variety of learning styles of pupils in mathematics lessons. We also use the Maths No Problem scheme to support our teaching to help with the mastery of maths and to deepen children's understanding. Our principle aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in mathematics. We do this through a daily lesson that has a focus on whole-class. teaching. During these lessons we encourage children to ask, as well as answer, mathematical questions. They have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources such as number lines, number squares, digit cards and small apparatus to support their work. Children use ICT in mathematics lessons where it will enhance their learning, such as modelling ideas and methods. The school believe that open-ended activities will allow the children to develop their thinking skills.
Pupils will be expected to memorise and reason with number bonds and multiplication and division facts to aid quick recall and calculations.
In KS2, children are taught in year groups, with some Yr 4 and Yr 6 children taught in a smaller group. In KS1, children are taught in mixed year groups. However, the lesson organisation means that the mathematics taught is age appropriate.
We use teaching assistants throughout the school to provide appropriate support to individuals or to groups of pupils.
All website content copyright © The Gainsborough Parish Church Primary School
Website design by PrimarySite