A high-quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. It allows them to access the world through an understanding of concepts, through an ability to reason, and to be able to become creative, logical problem solvers - these skills go way beyond the mathematical concepts that they are taught but underpin them. It is our role to ensure that children have strong number sense, fluency in arithmetical procedures, conceptual understanding, communication and problem solving skills to allow them to flourish in the next stage of their education towards becoming well-rounded, capable citizens.
Our maths curriculum at Studley Green has been designed to develop fluency of basic number skills. We use 'Maths No problem' scheme to underpin our maths and to ensure a consistent, high expectation approach to ensuring our children are given every opportunity to develop their number sense, reasoning skills and problem solving in order to achieve the primary curriculum ready for their secondary education.
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.
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.