Mathematics is an essential and exciting part of our curriculum. Through our daily Maths teaching, we work to ensure that all children are enabled to become confident mathematicians with the necessary skills to tackle Maths in daily life.
At Parklands Primary School, we teach through progressive objectives, which challenge and support all learners in all areas of the Maths curriculum including Number, Place Value; Addition and Subtraction; Multiplication and Division; Fractions; Shape; Position, Direction and Movement; Measure and Statistics. Alongside the Maths curriculum strands, we have a discrete Arithmetic session each week to allow the children a depth of focus on key calculation skills and promote the learning of times tables. We encourage cross curricular opportunities wherever possible, so that key concepts are reinforced and consolidated in real life contexts.
We believe that having a secure understanding of numbers is essential for children’s confidence and we develop this from Early Years. This enables our children to build upon their knowledge as they move through the school and have a greater depth of understanding of mathematics, which will support them through their future education.
All Maths sessions in the school are highly interactive and enable pupils to learn, practise and consolidate. Lessons are based on ongoing assessment, with objectives and success criteria that provide rigour and challenge, but also support the needs of the children. We ensure that a range of practical resources are readily available in the classroom to support the children in their learning, and children demonstrate this understanding in concrete, pictorial and abstract representations.
As a school, we recognise the importance of the parental role in securing each child’s success. Therefore, we offer parent workshops which explain the calculation methods that we use in school, so that they can be fully involved in their child’s learning.