Maths

All maths taught in school aims to help the children to achieve confidence in their ability to understand and perform mathematical tasks. Opportunities exist at all stages for the children to explore situations and carry out investigations in oral, mental and practical ways. Tables and basic number work are given high emphasis and these concepts are taught in a variety of methods to suit the individual child.
 
All children take part in a structured daily mathematics lesson which progressively allows the children to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts through practical work with apparatus which then leads to recording formally and informally.  We use our own curriculum closely based on the 2014 National Curriculum in England: mathematics programmes of study. This includes a great emphasis on the mastery of concepts and deveolping the ability to reason mathematically and solve problems. Our approach is based on east Asian methods - the 'Shanghai Approach' - of incremental and systematic learning that allows all children to become confident and fluent mathematicians.
 
Oral and mental work feature strongly in each lesson. Lacey Green Primary Academy aims to provide a positive attitude towards the acquisition of numerical skills, confidence to tackle mathematical challenges as well as the awareness of the need to apply this in everyday life. Our aim is to develop children's abilities to think clearly and logically when tackling problems and to use and apply mathematical skills and concepts in a variety of situations.   Regular assessments take place to inform planning.

Mathematics provides a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems.

We aim to enable a child to develop a positive and confident attitude to mathematics, an ability to think clearly and logically, and to gain an understanding of mathematics through the formation of secure concepts based on:

  • Appropriate practical activities.

  • The process of enquiry and investigation.

  • Mathematical skills and knowledge and a quick recall of basic facts.

  • An ability to identify patterns and relationships in mathematics.

  • An awareness of the uses and applications of mathematics in everyday situations.

  • The ability to express ideas concisely using accurate mathematical language.

  • The ability to select and use a range of mathematical tools.

  • An enjoyment of mathematics for its own sake.

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