At Loscoe Church of England Primary Schools, considerable importance is attached to the children achieving and understanding mathematical processes, concepts and skills.
We aim to present maths in an interesting and enjoyable way, allowing the children to actively participate in the learning process, thus creating a sense of achievement and confidence.
There is a strong emphasis on the development of mental arithmetic and also giving opportunities for pupils to use and apply mathematics in real life situations. We have worked hard over the past year to embed the mastery approach to teaching maths which has led to children making very good progress.
Maths is taught through a daily Numeracy lesson which follows the principles of the Primary Numeracy Curriculum. Class teachers also plan for opportunities to develop and apply key mathematical skills in other subjects throughout the year.
In Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, children are taught maths in their classes. Children in Key Stage two, who are organised in mixed classes, are taught maths in year groups: Year 3- Mr Layhe-Humphreys, Year 4- Mrs Green, Year 5- Mrs Dean, Year 6- team teaching Mr Hallam and Mrs Dean.
On the term overview for each class you will see a section to find out what they are learning about each half term!
Homework is set using the APP My Maths. This enables the teachers to set work according to your child’s ability and monitor their progress and placing intervention when necessary. For additional support on mathematics look for our school maths policy where models and images have been used to enhance support for parents.
We run parent workshops every year to support parents in helping their children learn at home.