At Caedmon Primary School, we aim to develop pupils’ abilities in all areas of mathematics. We believe that a child, who is secure in all of these areas, will become a secure and competent mathematician.
We have visited other schools to research best practice in the teaching of mathematics. As a result of our research, we have adopted the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to teaching mathematics.
Each day, lessons begin with one minute of chanting times tables. Pupils then complete a one-minute, quick-fire times table session and a one minute times tables test. We believe that being secure with times tables and basic skills ensures a child can become a confident mathematician.
Our times table sessions are then followed by a 10 minute arithmetic session. In this time, teachers work with children to ensure they become fluent mathematically, securing the four operations and basic mathematical skills.
Following on from this, the children are given the opportunity to consolidate previously taught skills in ‘Daily Review’ for 15 minutes.
The children will then access new learning, rich and sophisticated reasoning problems or apply previously taught skills in a different context for the remainder of the lesson.
Please click here to find the mathematics curriculum for 2017/18.
Children will leave school at 9.00am and expect to return by 3.30pm
Children will need a packed lunch.
Children must wear their full school uniform.
Year 5 will be visiting Inspire2Learn to take part in Enterprise activities.
The children will travel by coach to Inspire2Learn.
We will leave school at 9.00am and expect to return by 3.00pm.
Inspire2Learn will provide lunch for all children.
Your child should wear their full school uniform and bring a suitable coat for the expected weather.