Widcombe CofE Junior School

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    We aim to encourage our children to have a positive attitude towards mathematics, enjoying the fun and mental challenge it brings. Our aims are:

    • To promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion.
    • To promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system.
    • To develop the ability to solve problems through decision making and reasoning in a range of contexts.
    • To develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented.
    • To explore shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts.
    • To understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life.

    Practical work is a central part to pupils’ mathematical understanding

    As a school, we recognise the importance of having a rapid recall of number bonds and times tables. We have developed a times tables scheme for helping children to learn and develop a rapid, accurate recall of these. Children are tested each week by parent volunteers and work towards achieving a certificate at the end of each stage. These achievements are celebrated each week during Friday’s Achievement Assembly.