Maths

At Cranham, we believe that Mathematics is an integral part of a child’s life. Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives. 

Our aims are: 
o Developing problem solving and reasoning skills in mathematics.
o Improving the breadth of questioning from adults and children to increasing children’s use of accurate vocabulary.
o Ensuring all staff know pupil data for their group well to maximise opportunities in learning and to identify gaps.
o Ensuring that all children improve their quick recall of facts in line with year group expectations.

In all Key Stages:
- All children have access to quality first teaching.
- All children have the opportunity to use physical resources to develop conceptual understanding.
- Resources include number lines, number squares, multiplication squares, counters, multilink, coins, fraction walls, Numicon, Dienes apparatus, Cuisenaire, place value counters, dice, playing cards, working walls etc.

To meet all of these we believe in teaching for Mastery and follow the CanDo Maths scheme of work from Year 1 to Year 6. The Reception class is initially led by guidelines laid out in the Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage. As the Reception Year progresses, the class teacher’s plans allow for a smooth progression into National Curriculum Programmes of Study for KS1.

Useful websites:
BBC bitesize
The School Run
Times Tables Rockstars
Mathsbot

If you have any questions regarding Maths, please contact the school and ask for the Maths lead, Mr Hull.