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Warden House Primary School

Warden House Primary School

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Maths

The maths curriculum at Warden House intends to develop children who are confident and enthusiastic mathematicians.  We recognise that maths offers children a powerful way of communicating as they learn to explore and explain their ideas using symbols, diagrams and spoken and written language.  To be successful with this we teach a rich, balanced and progressive curriculum so children can recall key facts and have a strong understanding of the key concepts in order to become fluent in their calculations and confident with their reasoning and problem-solving.   

To develop children’s love and enthusiasm for the subject, regular opportunities are provided for them to rehearse their maths skills in a variety of fun contexts.  We want the children to see the importance of maths, how much we use maths skills in everyday life and its worldwide application. 

Maths at Warden House is a valued part of the curriculum.  It teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many people to the development and application of mathematics.  

 

The aims of mathematics at Warden House are:

  • To promote enjoyment and enthusiasm through practical activity, exploration and discussion  

  • To develop logical thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills through a natural curiosity and investigative approach  

  • To promote confidence and competence so that children are ‘proud to shine’ about their achievements  

  • To develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of numbers and the number system  

  • To develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented  

  • To explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts 

  • To understand the importance of mathematical skills in everyday life. 


Our Maths Curriculum

At Warden House, our maths curriculum follows the comprehensive and high-quality maths curriculum provided by White Rose Maths Hubs. Click here to view our whole school maths curriculum.


How do we teach calculation at Warden House?

Click here to view the calculation policy from White Rose Maths that we follow at Warden House.

This document shows how teachers use a range of practical apparatus to support children's understanding before moving onto a range of informal, pictorial methods of calculation. Only when secure in their understanding do children move onto more formal methods.

Maths workbook © 'Andrzej Tokarski - Fotolia.com'


Advice for parents and carers

Top tips for supporting your child at home: 

  • Be positive about maths.  Try not to say things like, ‘I can’t do maths,’ or ‘I hated maths at school’ - your child may start to think like that themselves. 

  • Point out the maths in everyday life.  Include your child in activities involving numbers and measuring, such as shopping, cooking and travelling. 

  • Praise your child for effort rather than for being ‘clever.’  This shows them that by working hard, they can always improve.   

Websites with links to help with support at home

Helping children with maths - National Numeracy

Oxford Owl parent support ideas

Maths with Michael - parental support videos