Mathematics is a key life skill. Through our work in Mathematics, children will gain the knowledge and understanding to confidently use their skills to work within our world today.
The new National Curriculum states that: “Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.”
At primary Federation, we use Power Maths as a basis for our maths lessons.
This is an exciting class mastery approach, which has been recommended by the DfE, that works for every child. It is based upon the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach.
Every lesson is divided into sections that involve plenty of discovery, sharing, collaboration, practice and reflection. Children are encouraged to solve problems each day through the use of concrete resources, pictorial representations and abstract thinking.
At Caister Junior School we understand how important being confident with maths is in our everyday lives. Our teachers carefully selected a member of their class to become a Maths Ambassador. Our Maths Ambassadors have a passion for maths and are extremely keen to get involved with running clubs, supporting other children and representing our school in a variety of activities. They have made a fantastic start by generating fund raising ideas, encouraging others to join in with our maths challenge board, taking photos of their maths lessons for our display and supporting in an after-school maths club.
There will be plenty more opportunities to share their love for maths and we are looking forward to a brilliant year!