Wendell Park Primary School

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Cobbold Road, London, W12 9LB

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Mathematics

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:

  • identifying some 2D and 3D shapes
  • counting up to 10 and then 20
  • developing number formation for digits up to 10 and 20
  • ordering numbers
  • ordering sized objects/pictures
  • making patterns
  • understanding simple addition and subtraction
  • learning to halve and double
  • learning simple number bonds

In Key Stage 1

Children begin to develop their learning in:

  • place value
  • addition and subtraction
  • multiplication and division
  • fractions
  • properties of shapes
  • describing position, direction and movement
  • measurement 

 

 

In Key Stage 2

Children build on their learning in:

  • place value
  • addition and subtraction
  • multiplication and division
  • fractions
  • properties of shapes
  • describing position, direction and movement
  • measurement
  • statistics
  • algebra

 

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.