In Reception and Key Stage One, children take part in a 15 minute maths warm up at the start of each Maths lesson. This helps them to: learn ordinal numbers; group numbers; recognise patterns; learn months of year plus more.
In Key Stage Two, Children have an hour of Maths every day as well as an additional mental maths session each week that helps them learn quick recall strategies. Pupils are supported to develop their arithmetic skills and apply new skills to solve real life problems.
Our teachers base their planning upon a scheme called 'Abacus' but they do not rely solely upon this. They use their knowledge of the pupils to plan appropriate work that supports and challenges at all ability levels.
We have a mental and written calculation policy that supports progress across the school and is shared with parents so that together we are able to use the same strategies at school and home.