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 Ducklings or 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 have produced booklets to support parents with expectations in the maths curriculum. 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.
Click below to see our calculation policy, a guide for parents to support your child with their maths at home