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Southdale Church of England

Junior School



“The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple”

S. Gudder


Maths is taught through a daily Numeracy lesson. We attach considerable importance to the children achieving and understanding mathematical processes, concepts and skills. In order to develop these, some pupils are set for Maths and more able mathematicians attend a Gifted and Talented club to further develop their skills. There is a strong emphasis on the development of mental arithmetic and giving opportunities for pupils to use and apply mathematics in real life situations. Class teachers plan for opportunities to develop and apply key mathematical skills in other subjects throughout the year.Staff encourage a positive attitude by catering far different learning styles and by presenting work in an interesting and enjoyable way, allowing the children to actively participate in the learning process, so creating a sense of achievement and confidence.

Our aims are to:

  • Develop a positive attitude towards mathematics, through the delivery of interesting, enjoyable and challenging lessons, homework and other tasks
  • Develop competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills
  • Encourage children to think logically and work systematically and accurately in order to solve problems
  • Enable children to work independently and collaboratively
  • Enable children to apply what they know and understand in unfamiliar and real-life situations
  • Encourage children to seek help when required, ask and answer questions and communicate effectively with both peers and adults

Maths Calculation Policy