With the current National Curriculum, we are keenly focussed on the development of our children’s arithmetic in Maths from Reception to Year 6.
Our new home Maths learning scheme is geared towards encouraging the children of Hollydale to practise their number facts at home and then apply them to problem solving activities in and out of the classroom. Skills development is embedded in our approach to Maths from the Early Years Foundation Stage upwards and this is enhanced by the development of our toolbox system, where children are provided with a range of practical resources to help them work out answers and results.
By accommodating different learning styles we foster independent learners who are confident using a variety of methods when calculating. Contextualised learning form the blueprint of how we approach Maths in all our Key Stages and this ensures that our children are engaged and can make connections with everyday scenarios that require a Mathematical perspective; thus cementing the importance of developing their Maths skills.
We have adopted a progressive mentality to Maths through the ‘Maths Mastery’ approach and believe that children should build consistently on their knowledge and skills. As a result there is a common thread to how Maths is taught from Reception to Year 6, which ultimately ensures our children leave Hollydale as confident and curious Mathematicians.