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At Wimborne St Giles CE VA First School and Nursery our mantra is that everyone can succeed in mathematics. We believe that there is no such thing as a ‘maths person,’ you are not born with a maths brain. Indeed anyone can learn how to be a mathematician just like anyone can learn how to ride a bike or swim. We can all do this through hard work and practice. Above all pupils need a teacher who believes that they can achieve and can show them that they can be successful in maths.
We use a mastery approach to teaching and learning and our Maths Schemes of work have been designed to support the aims and objectives of the new National Curriculum.
• have number at their heart. A large proportion of time is spent reinforcing number to build competency.
• ensure teachers stay in the required key stage and support the ideal of depth before breadth.
• provide plenty of time to build reasoning and problem solving elements into the curriculum
This year we are holding our own week of inspirational maths during the month of April. The aim of the week is to inspire pupils and show them that maths can be exciting and fun and that everyone can succeed. We want to inspire pupils and show them that maths can be exciting and fun and that everyone can succeed. We want to set up a positive message for the rest of the year.We are also planning to host Maths mornings with ambassadors visiting us from our local middle school.
Big Maths is a new and lively way of looking at primary maths curriculum. At Wimborne St Giles we have been using the programme since the beginning ...