Maths at Pebble Brook is interactive and real world based!
At Pebble Brook Primary School we endeavour to teach our children a rich and progressive curriculum. We believe that Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child’s ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. In our school we want to help children to understand and appreciate the pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives in and out of school. We encourage the children to develop these key and fundamental skills through their growing knowledge and understanding of the world.
The National Curriculum for primary mathematics has three aims that are at the heart of how we interpret the content of the curriculum.
- Conceptual understanding
In developing children’s skills through enhancing their factual, conceptual and procedural knowledge, we allow them to deepen their mathematical understanding and be able to apply what they know to help them to solve problems.
- Mathematical reasoning
The progression and development of mental calculations and efficiency in strategies will provide children with the skills which will allow them to communicate and present their findings effectively using appropriate mathematical language.
- Problem solving
At Pebble Brook Primary School, Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and it is with this in mind that we endeavour to ensure that children develop self-confidence in their ability to approach a range of mathematical problems.
By providing opportunities to apply their mathematical skills in different contexts and across a range of subject areas, children will be able to work systematically to organise information, find patterns and ultimately solutions through independent and collaborative learning.
Our school places a great deal of emphasis on children having concrete models to develop their understanding of number and shape. For this reason children are able to access high quality resources, such as Numicon, in order to support their understanding. This will have a positive impact upon the children’s ability to master the mathematics curriculum as they progress through the school and beyond.
Teaching of Mathematics follows the National Curriculum and reflects changes introduced in 2014 (for 2014-2015 Years 2 and 6 will continue to follow the previous curriculum as outlined by government policy) for Key Stages 1 and 2 and the Curriculum for EYFS.
- Calculation Policies
To ensure that there is progression when children are learning the four basic operations of Mathematics, the school has produced a series of Calculation policies which show the stages that the children work through in order to have the most efficient method by the time they are in Year 6.