At Green Hammerton, we aim to develop a love of number and the aspiration to solve problems. We have a strong emphasis on Mathematical reasoning. This involves thinking through mathematical problems logically in order to arrive at solutions. It also involves being able to identify what is important and unimportant in solving a problem and to explain or justify a solution.
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, computers and Chrome Books. 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.
MATHS CALCULATION POLICY
Here at Green Hammerton Primary, we follow a whole school calculation policy to ensure consistency throughout the classes. This can be viewed here.