Mathematics introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are essential in everyday life and support learning across the curriculum. It helps children make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them, offers ways of handling data in an increasingly digital world and makes a crucial contribution to their development as successful learners.
At Teynham Parochial CE Primary School we teach Maths daily following the National Curriculum. We assess a child’s prior learning before we teach, then children have time to practise their skills and apply them to a different concept. Children delight in using mathematics to solve a problem, especially when it leads them to an unexpected discovery or new connections. As their confidence grows, they look for patterns, use logical reasoning, suggest solutions and try out different approaches to problems. Mathematics stimulates curiosity, fosters creativity and equips children with the skills they need in life beyond school.
The Mymaths online programme is used to underpin children’s learning in lessons and for homework. Maths is a cross curricular subject and children are encouraged to make connections in other subjects such as Science, P.E and Design Technology.
Maths is assessed continually but we use summative assessments three times a year using Progression in Understanding Maths Assessment (PuMA) for all Year groups as well as National tests in Year 2 and 6.
Foundation Stage useful websites
Key Stage 1 Useful websites
Key Stage 2 Useful websites