Mathematics introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are essential in everyday life and support learning across the curriculum. It helps children make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them, offers ways of handling data in an increasingly digital world and makes a crucial contribution to their development as successful learners. Studying mathematics stimulates curiosity, fosters creativity and equips children with the problem solving skills they will need in life beyond school.
At Seven Sisters Primary School, we believe that all children can achieve in maths. We have adopted a mastery approach to the curriculum and make use of the many wonderful curriculum resources created by the White Rose Maths Hub which develop reasoning and problem solving skills.
Children now spend longer on each topic, allowing them the time needed to develop a deeper understanding of new concepts. We have a strong focus on arithmetic skills at the beginning of every lesson to develop confidence and fluency and we provide instant feedback in every lesson.
Please click on the links below to learn more about how we teach arithmetic here at Seven Sisters. They are excellent resources from the Oxford Owl parents’ page and are packed full of useful materials, hints and tips to help you to support your child at home. And remember, you can also speak to your child’s teacher should you have any questions about the teaching of maths in school.