Mathematics is an essential part of everyday life and supports many of the subjects across the curriculum. Our aim is for every child to feel able and confident in maths and to take enjoyment from the subject. Each child is taught to handle numbers and process them competently as a step towards wider understanding and the ability to think and reason mathematically. Opportunities are given for practical work, investigations and the use of manipulative and diagrams to explain mathematical understanding. Children are given opportunities to explore patterns and relationships in a relevant and meaningful way. Wherever possible, learning in maths is related to 'real life' situations and other curriculum areas to develop lifelong skills.
Key Content Focus Areas at St Edmund’s:
· Place Value
· Number Bonds & Multiplication facts
Key Skills Focus Areas at St Edmund's:
· Fluency with number - skills and application
· Number Investigations, problem solving and layout of 'workings'
· Holding numbers - increasing memory
· Shape visualisation
Children receive a ‘number bonds’ certificate in the lower years and a ‘multiplication certificate’ in the older years when they can confidently answer a set of quick–fire questions.