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Maths

“Using different ways to add is exciting, I get to see different ways of doing the same thing.”-Vincent

“I think its important to test my place value.”– Aimee

“I like the difficult challenges we get as an extension” -Thomas

In maths lessons at Manland, children are taught to work mathematically by learning skills within number, measurement, geometry and statistics. Teachers follow the National Curriculum programmes of study for each year group, and build on objectives which are revisited each term to ensure skills are firmly embedded. Maths learning is presented in a variety of contexts and cross curricular links are made regularly.

Teachers follow the Hertfordshire Maths Essentials Scheme which ensures that concepts are explored through a progression of concrete, pictorial and abstract tasks. Every class has access to ‘manipulatives’ which are a range of tangible resources to support understanding across the curriculum.

Maths is embedded across a range of subject areas, for example by recording and manipulating data in science, systematic problem solving skills in computing or precise positional language in geography.

Manland children are encouraged to share their learning and adopt a reflective attitude to their work. The children regularly work with partners to support and build on their understanding, as well as, routinely sharing their thinking with the class.

It is our expectation that when pupils leave Manland they will be confident in using all four operations when solving arithmetical problems, they will be well equipped in reflective thinking and be able to apply this knowledge in their everyday lives.

Our Aims – Maths National Curriculum

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.

Ways to Develop Maths Skills at Home 

        • Ask your child to share their maths learning with you
        • Look for opportunities to discuss maths in real life contexts, for example, using money and working out change
        • Bake with your children and read measuring scales, look at the divisions and work out the counting steps
        • Practise conversion between different units of measurement i.e.: mm – cm; ml – l; g – kg
        • Read an analogue clock and look at timetables
        • Teach the multiplication times tables by using online games or the school’s own maths packs.
        • Play maths games online as well as playing board games.
        • Use websites such as, BBC bitesize or use the children’s Times Table Rockstar logins

      Maths at Manland