At Frodsham Manor House, we recognise that Mathematics is both a key skill within school, and a life skill to be utilised through everyday experiences. It helps children to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of mathematics. We believe that by fostering resilience and a love of challenge and enquiry, children will develop an enthusiasm and love of maths that they will carry forward with them.
We aim to:
- develop mathematical understanding through systematic direct teaching of appropriate learning objectives;
- develop a positive attitude towards maths and an awareness of the relevance of maths in the real workd;
- encourage the effective use of maths as a tool in a wide range of activities within school and, subsequently, adult life;
- develop an ability in the children to express themselves fluently, to talk about the subject with assurance, using correct mathematical language and vocabulary:
- develop ability to think clearly and logically with independence of thought and flexibility of mind;
- develop an appreciation of creative aspects of maths and awareness of its aesthetic appeal;
- develop mathematical skills and knowledge and quick recall of basic facts in line with NNS recommendations.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
- Become fluent t in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
At Frodsham Manor House we have the expectation that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, timely intervention and continuous assessment of children’s grasp of concepts and readiness to move on, will determine the decisions about when to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly will be challenged through being offered opportunities to deepen their understanding and knowledge before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material will consolidate their understanding, including additional practice, before moving on. Our aim is for same day intervention, in order to address misconceptions quickly and appropriately.
A maths scheme was introduced for Years 1 and 2 in 2017/18 called 'Powermaths'. This is being introduced in Key Stage Two in Sept 2018 and will become our whole school approach. We also use 'Maths of the Day' and in the summer of 2018 started using 'Doodle Maths' for online homework.
Here are some useful websites below:
Some apps for tablet computers are:
King of Maths, Doodle Maths, Monster Maths, Conundra Maths and Penguin Jump Maths!
Please refer to our Maths policy to see the age related expectations for each year group.
During the academic year 2017/18 /19 we are trialing a scheme called Power Maths.
Miss Bedford is our numeracy co-ordinator.