Putting maths into practice
We offer broad and balanced mathematics teaching. This ensures every child enjoys and achieves through teaching based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for Foundation Stage and the New National Numeracy in Key Stages 1 and 2. Key stage 1 and 2 children work in numeracy sets which are differentiated according to ability.
Although the programmes of study for each year group are organised into distinct domains the children are encouraged to make connections across mathematical ideas. This includes becoming increasingly fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and being able to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately; reasoning mathematically using mathematical language and applying mathematics to solve increasingly sophisticated problems.
Maths for the most able
Each week children who are especially able at maths work in small groups with a maths specialist. They explore mathematical ideas through investigation and discussion. We offer these children the opportunity to study in greater depth, rather than encouraging them to progress quickly through attainment targets. Our Gifted and Talented pupils in Yr 5 and Yr 6 work alongside other primary schools and Roundwood Primary School hosts this initiative.