Mathematics is taught daily. We emphasise the development of basic key skills to ensure that children become numerate. Children are taught tables, practise counting and a great emphasis is put on mental arithmetic skills throughout the school. Each teacher will endeavour to develop the mental strategies for their children appropriate to their ability, with modifications for the more able and less able. To support them in their work we now use the new ABACUS scheme which compliments the requirements of the new primary curriculum.
Within the school there will be a development of recording mental strategies which allows the children to make their thinking visible. The link between mental and written strategies is stressed with the children progressing form informal to formal method gradually.
‘Using and Applying’ maths is developed through of problem solving opportunities and units that involve through real life situations include games, role play and other practical activities.