Guilden Morden Church of England (VC) Primary School

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Mathematics and Numeracy

Our aim is to develop children into confident mathematicians who are able to use mathematics as a tool in a wide range of activities both in and out of school. Throughout the school the children are involved in mathematical activities based on the requirements of the National Curriculum and their own needs and interests. A high priority is given to teaching children mental strategies to calculate independently. They partake in problem solving activities and use both basic and more advanced numeracy skills as they move through the school. The use of calculators and computers is vital to the children’s learning in some areas of mathematics, therefore children have opportunities to explore and use these teaching resources. The children are given many opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of mathematics through practical experiences in the classroom.

We use a number of tools to support maths in school, including the Abacus maths scheme, which provides workbooks and online and Interactive Whiteboard resources that teachers use.