Maths Subject Leader - Rachel Coyne
Vision for Maths!
In Mathematics we believe children need a great deal of practical experience and discussion to achieve a thorough understanding of mathematical concepts and skills to prepare them for life. We place great emphasis on mental calculation and oral work. Children also develop their knowledge and skills against Maths Passports, which they take with them from year to year.
Children’s skills are developed to allow them to move fluently between representations of Mathematical ideas and make rich connections, develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems as their knowledge and competence grows and they move through the school.
At Oatlands we recognise that Mathematics is essential to everyday life and our aim is to make Mathematics at Oatlands as relevant as possible to the children’s lives. Oatlands children are taught to reason mathematically and to develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
This term children from Year 4 and 6 have been taking part in Sports Numeracy. Sports Numeracy is a programme designed to complete practical PE lessons with a particular focus on the mathematical topics: recalling number bonds; multiplication facts; fractions; decimals and percentages. The aim of these booster sessions is to further develop the children’s confidence and fluency within these mathematical areas. All of the children have thoroughly enjoyed their sessions with Mr Ellis.
Maths with Mrs Evans
This term children from Year 5 have been working alongside Mrs Evans to support and develop their confidence in Maths. The children have worked together to solve a range of mathematical puzzles as well as sharing ideas about number. All of the children have thoroughly enjoyed their sessions with Mrs Evans. A big thank you to Mrs Evans for all of her help!