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Maths

Vision Statement

Vision Statement for Maths

Mathematics is a subject which provides learners with powerful ways to describe, analyse and make sense of the world. Children can experience a sense of awe and wonder as they solve a problem for the first time, discover a more elegant solution and make links between different areas of mathematics. It is an essential skill that we all use and carry throughout our lives. It creates an ability to calculate, whether working out change, timing an event or measuring the correct amount when cooking. It helps us to reason and to solve a variety of problems presented to us in a range of contexts.

At Shepley First School we aim to produce confident learners who are able to see and make connections between the different areas of Mathematics. Our children will be able to confidently solve problems, reason mathematically and successfully perform investigations by drawing upon the mathematical experiences and knowledge gained through a rich, broad and exciting Mathematics curriculum.  Mathematical learning at Shepley will allow children to deepen their understanding and master key concepts.  Children from Shepley will use their skills and confidence to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives.

Our aims:

  • To promote positive attitudes, fascination and excitement of discovery through the teaching, learning and investigation of mathematical concepts.
  • For all of our children to develop a ‘can do’ attitude and recognise themselves as mathematicians – we dream, believe, achieve and succeed.
  • To broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of mathematics and its representations in the wider world, giving their learning context and purpose.
  • For all of our children to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • To develop children’s reasoning and problem solving skills through confidence using and understanding mathematical language, applying this in both unfamiliar and real-life contexts.

Miss Pearson – Maths Coordinator

Photos

Here are some photos from our Maths lessons across the different year groups.

YEAR 5 MATHS - FRACTIONS OF AMOUNTS P.E. MATHS

In maths we have tried combining maths with P.E. to make it fun and active. In this lesson, we combined finding fractions of amounts with the game 'rob the nest'. Once we counted how many cones we had collected, we counted how many cones of each colour we had collected and wrote this as a fraction. Afterwards we found what half, quarter, three quarters, thirds and two thirds of our collected cones are and returned these to the nest in the middle. We had a great time working collaboratively and we enjoyed combining maths with P.E.  I look forward to combining more maths with P.E. with you 5W!

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