Mathematics is a tool for everyday life. It is a whole network of concepts and relationships which provide a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems. It also provides the materials and means for creating new imaginative worlds to explore.
Using the National Curriculum 2014, mathematics is taught during a daily hour long lesson.
Each lesson follows a similar three part structure:
- Oral work and mental calculation.
- A main teaching activity.
- A time to round off the lesson and check on learning and prepare homework.
During this time the children will be encouraged to develop a positive attitude towards mathematics by being helped to:
- Master mental calculations and learn various strategies for calculation.
- Become aware of the fascination and appeal of mathematics.
- Tackle tasks without anxiety and apprehension.
- Have confidence in their own ability.
- Work in a systematic way towards independence.
- Work co-operatively.
- Use mathematical vocabulary.
- Enjoy success at every stage.
- Recognise that they have the mathematical skills to solve problems.
- Use computers when appropriate.
- Work to the highest standards with confidence and enjoyment.
Opportunities are also taken to let practical maths contribute to other areas of the curriculum, so children use mathematical skills as an aid to learning in a range of situations.
Please click on the document below for the Mathletics & Spellodrome Guide for Parents.