Maths at Christ Church Primary School
At Christ Church Primary School we want all children to develop into confident and competent mathematical thinkers and to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge in a range of challenging and stimulating situations. Our aim is that all children develop a positive and confident attitude to mathematics, enjoy mathematics and reach their full potential as mathematicians.
Mathematics is a core subject in the National Curriculum and the New National Curriculum for Mathematics is used as the basis for implementing the statutory requirements of the programmes of study for mathematics.
Long term planning is based on the teaching programme in the New National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance.
Medium term planning is based upon the year group requirements with an aim on teaching skills so that children have a deep understanding and mastering concepts.
These plans are adapted to meet the needs of specific groups of children and to address areas identified by the school as needing development. Opportunities for differentiation are identified at this stage.
Please Click here for the New Maths National Curriculum
The Early Years Setting
In the Foundation Stage we plan mathematical activities that address the learning objectives for mathematics as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage document. We provide opportunities for children to develop their understanding of number, measurement, pattern, shape and space through a variety of activities, both child and teacher initiated, that allow them to enjoy, explore, practise and talk confidently about mathematics.
Cross Curricular Links
Mathematics can contribute towards many subjects within the primary curriculum and opportunities are sought to draw mathematical experience out of a wide range of activities. This provides opportunities for children to begin to use and apply their mathematics in real contexts. These are linked in with our Learning Challenge Curriculum.
Click on your child's year group below to see which areas of maths are covered.
Click here to download the School's Maths calculation policy.
Click here to download ideas to teach times tables.
These are a few websites that you may find useful.