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Mathematics at Janet Duke Primary School


At Janet Duke Primary School we aim to:-


  • develop a positive attitude towards mathematics, enabling each child to show interest and enjoyment within the subject;
  •  be able to communicate through mathematics.
  •  have an understanding of mathematics in the world in which we live;
  •  appreciate the awe and wonder of patterns and numbers within mathematics;
  •  Develop mathematical thinking by providing opportunities for reasoning and problem solving within the curriculum

In order to achieve these objectives and fulfill the requirements of the National Curriculum, we have in consultation with outside agencies developed a creative, broad, challenging and inclusive programme of study, which has high expectations at the heart of its ethos.


Curriculum Organisation

In the Foundation Stage, pupils follow an integrated curriculum where mathematical language, skills and concepts are taught in whole class and small groups. Children are encouraged to investigate different mathematical ideas and concepts through structured play activities, independent activities, stories, songs and games. They are also given opportunities to develop their problem solving skills both in groups and individually.


The timetable for the Foundation Stage is flexible, allowing maths to be taught in the morning and/or afternoons. The curriculum, which follows the EYFS guidelines, is taught both in the indoor and outdoor environment.


In Key Stages One and Two, Maths is taught for approximately an hour each day. Children are taught in either mixed ability groups or same ability sets, which are based upon teacher assessment. Pupils may move between the same ability sets, as they progress or if they need further support. Within each class or set, work is differentiated between smaller groups of children. These groupings are flexible to ensure that children are appropriately challenged and may vary throughout the lesson and from lesson to lesson.

We all know that Math’s terms can be difficult to understand at times so here is a link to an online Maths Dictionary that can help explain any mathematical terms you are unsure of. I hope it helps.