At Bournemouth Park we strive to provide a high-quality mathematics education that provides children with the tools to understand the world, analyse and communicate information, and reason mathematically. We work to create a stimulating cross-curricular environment that fosters a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject, and encourages children to think and find out for themselves.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), teaching and learning promotes social skills, and develops the mathematical understanding of young children through a range of practical opportunities to use, enjoy, explore, practise and talk confidently about mathematics. Practical equipment is used to support the teaching and learning of number calculation.
KS1 & KS2
In Key Stage 1 and 2, maths is taught in daily 1 hour sessions, with Years 1-4 using Maths: No Problem (MNP) materials. These are taught using visual aids on the Interactive Whiteboard, and accompanied by children’s workbooks. The progression is carefully planned to build challenge for children through a spiral curriculum that is broken down into topics and individual lessons. The Concrete, Pictoral, Abstract (CPA) approach is used to work through a series of problems and guided examples, before independent work is completed within the textbook. In Years 5 and 6, the curriculum is also broken down into topics and individual lessons, which are covered twice by the end of the academic year. In-line with the Calculation Policy, children are challenged to solve that enable them to use both mental and written methods. Children are also prepared for the national tests that end KS2.
Across the school, children receive an additional one hour session that focuses on key skills and arithmetic. This supports their learning of times tables and number bonds, helping them with many other areas of maths learning, and preparing them for end of key stage national testing.