We work hard to help our children to achieve fluency in solving calculations and to give them opportunities to develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts so that they can apply them in practical situations.
At Yerbury we believe that mathematics is an essential tool for everyday life and a subject worthy of study in itself. We want children to be confident about mathematics and to be able to apply their knowledge to make sense of the world around them.
It is our aim to develop:
a positive attitude towards mathematics
competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills
an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately
initiative and an ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others
an ability to communicate mathematics
an ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life
an understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment.
Maths lessons have a clear focus on direct, instructional teaching and interactive oral work. In addition, throughout their time at Yerbury children are given opportunities to engage in practical activities, problem solving and mathematical games. They participate in individual, group and whole class work to tackle a range of activities across the areas of number, calculating, data handling, problem solving and shape and space and measures.