Mathematics is an important part of everyday life and we feel strongly at Studley Green, that our children need to be equipped and ready to tackle everyday challenges. Maths needs to be taught in a way that supports the child in making their own connections between maths ideas so that they can manipulate numbers and problems in a wide range of situations. The children need to be ready for the economic and technological world ahead.
Our curriculum is based on a Mastery approach, giving the children challenges which allow them to develop skills in procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, reasoning and problem solving. We want our children to become mathematical thinkers, empowering them to be able to think and reason their way through a variety of situations and problems in an independent way.
Where children are not making the progress that we would like to see, we have put in place a variety of interventions.
Keep - Up - These sessions allow the child, in the afternoon, to have 'another go' at a skill that they may have struggled with in the morning.
Catch - Up - These are planned, structured sessions over a series of weeks, that target children that have gaps in their learning. Key skills are identified and taught in small groups for a period of 15 - 20 minutes, approximately 3 times a week.
Maths Count - This is a structured, tailored program run over a period of 12 weeks. Children are closely assessed so that the learning can start where the children are, so that they can start to push forward with new skills and concepts, using a firm foundation of understanding. The children are then assessed at the end of the program so that the impact can be measured.
With this in mind we have put together some ideas that your child could do at home to support their own maths learning and which also allows everyone at home to get involved and have some fun too.