The school teaches Numeracy each day and children use a variety of published materials, practical apparatus, interactive resources, investigational activities and number games, in order to provide a sound and appropriate range of resources to enable each child to learn effectively.
The Maths curriculum is organised on a subject basis outside the main topic framework, although work in other subjects will often include mathematical activities and give many opportunities to develop use of these skills.
Maths lessons include opportunities for demonstration, explanation and instruction by the teacher to groups, individuals and the whole class - relevant discussion - practical activities to provide meaningful context and to consolidate skills which have been learned - the use of mental mathematics involving the quick recall of mathematical facts - problem solving and investigational activities.
Pupils with difficulties in learning mathematics are given extra opportunities and support to reinforce their number skills outside of the daily numeracy lessons.
Across the school the children are given problems and investigations to solve that will deepen their understanding and encourage the application of the skills being taught.
As a school we deliver 'Big Maths' which are sessions where the children are able to investigate and problem solve in a specific area of mathematics. These sessions are very practical and encourage teamwork and are very popular with the children.
HOW DO WE CELEBRATE MATHS AT LAPWORTH?
On the 12th - 19th November 2021, we participated in Maths Week England. All children from Preschool to Year 6 took part in a range of active maths lessons throughout the week including escape rooms, maths through stories, maths outdoors and engaging problem solving and reasoning tasks.
To conclude our maths week children were set the challenge of creating their own maths games at home to bring to school and play with their peers throughout Friday afternoon. You can see photos of the children enjoying their maths activities and their wonderful home-made maths games below.
MATHEMATICS TERMLY OVERVIEWS YEARS 1-6