At Weston Park Primary School and Weston Shore Infant School mathematics is taught daily. We have high expectations for all our children, and make lessons engaging and relevant for all pupils through using a range of concrete resources and pictorial representations where appropriate.
How Mathematics is taught at Weston Park Primary School and Weston Shore Infant School
We teach mathematics through the new national curriculum, which is broken down into the following strands:
- Number – number and place value
- Number – addition and subtraction
- Number – multiplication and division
- Number – fractions (including decimals and percentages)
- Geometry – properties of shapes
- Geometry – position and direction
- Ratio and proportion
We plan and teach mathematics through a system called Loopy Maths, which consists of clear modelling of the concept, time to practice the skills and a range of application opportunities. These opportunities allow children the chance to reason and problem solve in a range of contexts and even at a greater depth.
Mental mathematics, including quick recall of key facts, is very important to enable children to become fluent mathematicians. Therefore, we teach children their number facts and then times tables.
Read more about the role of mathematics at Weston Park Primary School and Weston Shore Infant School in our Maths policy.
Read more about our curriculum.