Mathematics at Oldmixon Primary School
At Oldmixon Primary School, we promote a love and enjoyment for Mathematics and believe that every child can achieve!
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Across reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, we use Power Maths to support teaching and learning of Maths, which allows children to discover new maths problems and share and discuss ideas before independently working on fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions. All children are given opportunities to use manipulatives and resources to support their learning and we aim to ensure that every child develops a deep and conceptual understanding of Maths concepts.
Each class accesses a whole class mental maths session for twenty minutes a day, which enables children to review, consolidate and build on their mental calculation skills including the recall of number facts and fractions, decimals and percentages. We constantly encourage children to explain their methods and find the most efficient strategy when solving mental calculations. Mental maths sessions frequently include quick fire activities, games and offer the opportunity for children to compete against each other!