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Maths

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.

Latest News

21st Feb - We were delighted to welcome a member of the Ely Diocese team into school today as we again embark on Bishop Stephen's Lent Challenge.

19th Feb - Welcome back to school, open today for spring half term 2, to pupils, parents and visitors.

9th Feb - School is now closed for half term. We look forward to welcoming pupils, parents and visitors back to school on Monday 19th February. Happy Half Term!

9th Feb - Our Headteachers' Awards Collective Worship yet again showcased the talents of our pupils both with the live music and the awards to celebrate learning.

9th Feb - Congratulations to our Holland's cup winner today, who was awarded this because of her increased confidence to try out playing new pieces of music on the piano.

7th Feb - Thanks to the Post Office staff in Orwell who enabled Ash class to purchase their stamps as part of their project work.

6th Feb - Safer Internet Day. Pine class reported that 'In class, we thought about and discussed what emotions we'd feel if different things happened to us online and we created a 'wanted' poster for a good online friend.' Please do see the website for more information about staying safe online.

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