At Wendell Park Primary School, we aim for children to have a deep and broad understanding of Maths by the time they leave primary school. It is our intention that children will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of Maths before progressing onto reasoning and problem solving. We accomplish this through teaching that is supported by the use of pictorial and concrete resources until the children are secure enough to move onto abstract strategies.
By the end of their time at Wendell Park, children are equipped with a broad range of skills when using and applying mathematics. Children think independently and are able to face mathematical problems with confidence; using their initiative and understanding to solve challenging tasks.
Maths plays an integral part of our curriculum. Children are introduced to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that help with everyday life and that can be applied in other areas of the curriculum. At Wendell Park, Maths is taught in a creative and inclusive manner that provides pupils with a foundation for understanding the world; the ability to reason mathematically and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity.
In the Early Years
Children start using mathematical skills by:
In Key Stage 1
Children begin to develop their learning in:
In Key Stage 2
Children build on their learning in:
Please click here to see how learning develops in Maths at Wendell Park Primary School from Year 1 to Year 6.
Further information on the Early Years curriculum can be found here: Early Years Foundation Stage
Please click here for further information about the National Curriculum Mathematics programme of study.
Please click here to see the Wendell Park Primary School Calculations Policy.