How we teach Maths
Mathematics lessons include daily practice in mental and oral arithmetic skills and comprehensive teaching and learning in number, shape, space, measures and data handling. Children are also encouraged to solve puzzles and problems. The New Mathematics Curriculum is delivered through year group long-term planning, which is published on our website. Lessons are planned using government approved materials and a wealth of resources, such as the ‘Abacus ’ mathematics programme, those from other commercial schemes and ideas from our own bank of resources. Teachers ensure that, where appropriate, maths is taught in a practical way and is applied to a real life context. Year groups are well equipped with resources to facilitate interactive teaching. All teaching and learning in maths is tailored to every child’s needs.
Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs)
KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) are designed to support the development of the mental skills that underpin much of the mathematics work in school. They are particularly useful when calculating, be it adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing.
The KIRFs for each year group can be seen by following this link.
Maths Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
A key performance indicator (KPI) is a type of performance measurement that helps you understand how the pupils in school are progressing.
Attached is a list of the KPIs for Maths.
In order to help your child at home, we have put together a calculating strategy guide which shows you how we approach calculating in school. There is also a list of useful websites that your child can access at home using their usual login details.
Each year we hold a parent's Maths workshop to help you help your child at home. Please follow the links below for some useful information.