At Lilleshall Primary we strive to ensure that mathematics is relevant and applicable to the needs of children and their future role in society, as well as fostering an enjoyment for maths as a subject.
Maths lessons incorporate challenging mental maths activities to secure the basic concepts of mathematics related to the four operations. We have a strong emphasis on mental maths in order for children to apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of challenging work. Standard written methods are taught progressively as laid out in our calculation policies. Practical problem solving sees children using concrete apparatus to structure the concepts and embed knowledge in the long-term memory. We offer consistent opportunities for thinking deeply and presenting their findings to a high level of cognition. At different times children will work individually, in pairs, in ability groups and as a whole class.
The use of interactive and collaborative Maths games, alongside investigations, systematic problem-solving and practical activities develop systemic thinking and consolidation of learning. In this way children can not only work out the correct solutions, but develop the ability to explain their thinking, apply their understanding to new situations and work with confidence.
The information below provides an overview of coverage for mathematics during each term. The objectives are split into units and, although these units are allocated an order and suggested teaching time, teachers will us their assessment of pupils to judge the most appropriate time to teach each unit and the time taken to deliver the objectives effectively. Teachers regularly enhance the learning of the pupils by providing engaging contexts through cross-curricular links. This means that some units will be best taught at certain times of the term.
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At Lilleshall Primary School we want all children to be encouraged to develop their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural awareness through each Curriculum. For more information see the appropriate PDF document on the below page: