Mathematics is one of the core subjects of our school curriculum. Much emphasis is put on the acquisition of sound concepts in number, all forms of measurement (length, weight, area, volume, capacity, time) and shape. To achieve this aim the children are given plenty of practical experience, and are encouraged to discuss their observations and to consider further possibilities. They also learn to record their work –
Ordering, matching, counting.
Addition, subtraction, multiplication & division of both whole numbers & fraction and percentages.
Time, length, capacity & volume, weight, area and reading scales.
Patterns and symbols, inverse operations, simple formulae, co-
Sorting and classifying 2-
Collecting and recording data leading to a frequency table, block graph, Venn diagram tree diagram or Carroll diagram. Interpreting this data.
Accessing information in a simple data base. Constructing and interpreting statistical diagrams. Calculating mean and range of a set of data.
In Mental Maths we aim to help children to become masterful at calculations and to acquire skills such as estimation and approximation.
We recognise the importance of Mathematics in everyday life, and promote the ability to handle money, read timetables, understand percentages and take measurements etc.
Our aim is that the children in our care will develop a positive attitude towards Mathematics, and find the subject useful, enjoyable and challenging.