At Green Hammerton, we aim to develop a love of number and the aspiration to solve problems. We aim to give children the confidence to talk about how and why they have used certain strategies. We have a strong emphasis on mental calculation where children are given the time and support to reach solutions with speed and accuracy.
As Mathematics is such an important life skill, we are embracing the new curriculum in a way that equips our children with the skills necessary for life outside the classroom. We use real life situations in order to develop their problem solving capabilities, and we aim to provide creative and challenging lessons in the classroom, with an emphasis on using practical equipment to support this.
In order to further promote enjoyment and to support progress, the children experience the use of ICT in lessons - with every class having access to I-Pads, Smart boards and computers.
The school also subscribes to 'Times Table Rockstars', a hugely popular home learning tool that encourages our pupils to continue to develop their mathematical skills outside of school.
To enhance our teaching of Maths, we use 'Number Fun'. This is a powerful and innovative tool which uses music/songs as a way to engage children and to activate the brain. These songs are a wonderfully creative way of learning maths and one that the children embrace.
We follow a whole school visual calculation policy which ensures that we are teaching consistent methods across the school. Click here to view this.