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We provide a comprehensive and engaging mathematics programme which follows the current Statutory Orders of the National Curriculum whilst also promoting the individual needs of our pupils. Pupils embed the 'non-negotiable' building blocks for maths as early as possible. Fluency, problem solving and reasoning are encouraged at all levels.

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The four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) are taught incrementally so that a coherent approach is adopted throughout the school. The steps we use are detailed in our Calculation Policy. We acknowledge, however, the pupils all have preferred methods and make apparatus available in every classroom so that the pupils can access it to help themselves when and where they feel the need.

In Key Stage 1 we focus on number bonds, times tables knowledge and problem solving. Pupils develop confidence with our number system, learn about shapes, and use a variety of measures including length, mass, volume, time and money.

In Key Stage 2 we show our pupils how they can apply their existing knowledge to bigger (or smaller) or more difficult problems. We teach number and place value, the four operations, fractions, measures, geometry and statistics in progressive steps. The more complicated elements, such as percentages, ratio and simple algebra are taught in upper Key Stage 2, once the mathematical building blocks are secure.

Across the whole school we use Mathletics to reinforce topics taught in class and to encourage fluency.

Last academic year, our primary focus was maths and we made a significant investment to refresh our mathematics curriculum in line with the new National Curriculum. This included working closely with our Maths Adviser and purchasing practical maths resources for all classrooms. We are grateful to the Thomas McGregor Foundation for their donation towards this.

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20th Apr - Mrs Gwynn met with the Peer Mediation councillors today and was delighted with their attitude. Why do they want to be a peer mediator? Replies included 'Because I want to make people happy','I want to make our school a happier place' and 'I want to make a difference'.

20th Apr - Excellent, over a third of pupils walked to school today during 'Walk to School' week. With 3 days to go, more pupils can now join us for the morning exercise as part of our travel plan.

19th Apr - Well done to all those who joined us for the start of Walk to School Week. Please do join us at each morning until Wednesday 25th to 'Walk to School'.

18th April - Following the exciting Archeological Dig on our school site two years ago, the team returned today to geophys the area in an attempt to explain the stone found in the test pits. We eagerly await the results!

16th Mar - Today is 'Offer day' for pupils due to start at Petersfield in September 2018. Please do contact school to accept your place. We very much look forward to welcoming our new pupils and parents to our school family.

16th Mar - Excitingly, our sensory garden is taking shape thanks to FOPs, Tesco tokens, the Community Chest grant and the work so far by Meadow Nursery. We look forward to seeing this garden evolve and grow over the coming weeks.

16th Apr - Welcome back to pupils, parents and visitors as school opens today for the start of the exciting and busy summer term.

29th Mar - School is now closed for the Easter holiday. We look forward to welcoming pupils, parents and visitors back to school on Monday 16th April. Happy Easter!

29th Mar - Today we welcomed our Diocese Advisor into school. She spoke to pupils about the Collective Worship which they are increasingly leading. They explained about our 'school family' the benefit of 'time for reflection' and how 'it is fun now, we get involved'.

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