At The Lancaster School we aim to make Maths meaningful, exciting and engaging. We place great emphasis upon developing the key skills in mathematics so that your child can apply a solid understanding of number, data handling, shape, space and measures, in order to solve problems in a wide range of real-life situations.
Teaching and learning focuses on the skills and knowledge required to use and apply maths, as well as giving children the opportunities to put these to use through investigation and problem solving activities.
To achieve this, teaching is rooted in the development of children’s understanding of Maths, both within a lesson and over time. Links are made between the various elements of Maths in order that children can use and apply mathematical strategies and thinking. Connections are developed via teaching through topic work, real life situations and problem solving. The ability to use and apply Mathematical thinking is an important part of problem solving and through our topic work we are able to make Maths a creative and exciting experience which is engaging and fun, whilst also establishing cross-curricular links and links to the wider world.
Our aim is to foster enthusiastic, competent mathematicians who are able to meet and exceed age related expectations. Where children find Maths challenging we initiate support strategies to ensure that their needs are met and that progress is made as speedily as possible. Accurate monitoring of progress is ensured through marking, feedback, questioning and discussion.