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At School
 
Maths is taught using the Primary National Strategy through 5 blocks– 
A: Counting, partitioning and calculating
B: Securing number facts, understanding shape
C: Handling data and measures
D: Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
E: Securing number facts, relationships and calculating
 
As each block is covered three times in a year, mathematical skills are continuously reinforced, strengthened and developed during the year. This is built upon throughout the children’s time at the school as concepts are revisited each year whilst progression in skills and knowledge is ensured so that the children continue to develop their mathematical understanding.
 
We strive to make every Maths lesson stimulating and enjoyable, with children learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion. We seek every child to take an active role in question formation in order to practise their mathematical skills with rich activities that require an application of understanding. Furthermore, we provide children with tasks which have a meaningful content - this gives children an understanding of the importance of Maths and its application to the real world. We are dedicated in providing children with the necessary skills and flexibility in their thinking to apply their knowledge in various contexts.
 
At Home
 
Please support what your children are learning in maths by practicing times tables and mental maths questions which increase speed of answering simple calculations.
 
There is a list of websites below which you may find useful:
 
Our progression in calculation strategies is also available below. This could be useful while completing home learning; the children should be clear which method they are currently using whilst at school.
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