Our Approach to Maths

Developing Critical Thinkers and Young Problem Solvers

At Acresfield, we encourage pupils to become self-motivated, confident learners through enquiry and active participation in challenging and engaging experiences.

From the time children join us in Tiger Cubs until they reach the top of the school in the Jaguars Class, the children are given a range of practical based activities and open ended challenges that equip them with the necessary skills in mathematics.

Developing these skills and applying them into real life and practical situations is central to our approach. We ensure as a school that we are providing children with the essential tools to explore, reason and develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity for mathematics.  The school has a range of resources to support children’s learning and we also offer an online teaching and homework tool through ‘My Maths’ which helps families and children learn at home.

We create opportunities that will enrich children and enable them to approach their learning to acquire the knowledge to solve problems. pupils are given the opportunity to develop critical thinking through encouragement to see things in more than one way. We encourage children to experiment with their mathematical work and to develop reflection skills and engage in dialogue with their teachers to support their critical thinking. Errors and mistakes are welcomed and are seen as opportunities to make progress and to develop thinking.

 

Parent Support Booklets

We are in the process of developing booklets to support parents with the expectations in the maths curriculum. The following booklets have been completed and we will upload the other year groups as soon as they are finished. The booklets provide an overview of the curriculum, approaches used by the school and ways parents can help at home.

Please click on the following links for more information.

Year 1 Maths Parent Support Booklet

Year 2 Maths Parent Support Booklet

Year 3 Maths Parent Support Booklet

Year 4 Maths Parent Support Booklet

Year 5 Maths Parent Support Booklet

Year 6 Maths Parent Support Booklet

 

Click below to see our calculation policy, a guide for parents to support your child with their maths at home

CALCULATION POLICY