'Mathematics provides a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems'.
From: 'Curriculum Guidance' published by the DfEE.
Mathematics is an essential part of everyday life. Here at East Ardsley, we aim for children to develop a positive attitude to mathematics. It is an interesting and enjoyable subject in its own right and across the curriculum.
Mathematics is fundamentally a practical subject and therefore we develop the children's knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of mathematics through practical activity, exploration and discussion.
"That's not the way I used to do it."
Throughout the school, we teach using the 'Big Maths' scheme which provides a structured progression in teaching maths skills. As part of this scheme, each class has daily CLIC sessions which involve regular practise of:
- Counting (e.g. in 2s, 5s)
- Learn Its (e.g. X tables)
- It's Nothing New (applying known facts to other contexts)
- Calculations (+, -, ÷, x)
The children also complete quick tests to challenge them to remember these things quickly. These tests start at the end of Reception.
Click on the picture below to find out more about Big Maths.
Useful Links and Resources
Below you will find important documents and links that will help your child with their maths education.
Have a go at the Mental Maths tests below in preparation for the real thing!