Maths

At Medlock Primary School Mathematics is taught in a daily session. Aspects of numeracy, such as number and algebra, shape and space and measures, handling data and applying maths are covered each term.

Our maths teaching is in line with the requirements of the New Curriculum. Additionally to the maths teaching children receive, each term we provide further opportunities for developing investigational strategies and actively encourage a ‘love of maths’. The teaching of mathematics, throughout the school, uses a range of strategies including whole-class, group and individual teaching. In upper KS2 the children are set by ability across the Year Group for maths lessons.

“Wherever possible mathematics is taught as a practical and “hands on” experience where real-life problem solving, puzzles and more complex strategies are taught side-by-side.”

Cross-curricula links to other subjects are an important feature of numeracy and mathematics, not just through the use of technology, computers and science, but through literacy and humanities. From Nursery to year 6, we strive to develop an imaginative and creative approach to all forms of mathematics.

As part of the Home/School Partnership at Medlock Primary School we encourage parents to be involved in their child’s mathematical work and progress by supporting their children at home with their weekly maths homework.

We also have many opportunities to celebrate our achievements in maths through the school year, such as our very popular maths week and our hotly contested, termly maths bees!

Please look out for our future mathematic curriculum events. Everyone’s invited!