At Lacewood we strongly believe each child should be able to think and solve problems mathematically by using the appropriate skills, concepts and knowledge. They should be provided with rich and enjoyable experiences related both to their individual needs and to the wider requirements of society.
As a school, we follow the WhiteRose schemes of work and use these alongside our own number and non-number trackers and WhiteRose calculation policies for addition and subtraction and multiplication and division to ensure full coverage of mathematical areas across school.
From Y1, each teacher plans around the three areas: Learn it! Use it! Solve it! Focusing on the development of mathematical fluency using a CPA approach which is clearly reflected through the use of learning walls in every classroom.
We aim for each child to:-
Have a positive attitude towards mathematics.
Have self-confidence in their ability to deal with mathematics.
Be able to work systematically, co-operatively and with perseverance.
Be able to think logically and independently.
Experience a sense of achievement regardless of age or ability.
Understand the appropriate underlying skills, concepts and knowledge of number, measurement, shape, space and handling data.
Be able to apply previously acquired concepts, skills, knowledge and understanding to new situations both in and out of school.
Understand and appreciate pattern and relationship in mathematics.
Be able to communicate with peers and adults, ideas, experiences, questions, clearly and fluently, using the appropriate mathematical language.
Be able to explore problems using the appropriate strategies, predictions and deductions.
Have equality of opportunity regardless of race, gender, or ability.
Be aware of the uses of mathematics beyond the classroom.
Encourage the use of mental calculations and choose and efficient strategies to work out the answers.
Please follow the link below to our 'Helping Your Child to Learn' page for ideas to support your child in Mathematics: