Mathematics is fundamental to everyday life and our aim, at Copp School, is that every child achieves his or her full potential in the subject. Mathematics is a core subject, taught daily in every class. We follow the National Curriculum with work taken from a variety of sources.
Reception class work towards the Early Years Learning Goals. Work is carried out through a wide range of activities. Some recording of work occurs. Each child’s progress is closely monitored and assessed.
Key Stage 1
Initially emphasis is placed upon practical experiences to enhance the children's knowledge, skills, concepts and attitudes towards developing mathematical ability in all areas of the National Curriculum.
A variety of equipment, puzzles, games and approaches are used to ensure progress. This might be on an individual, group or class basis. Pupils and staff use ICT to consolidate and extend learning.
Key Stage 2
Work is taken from a variety of sources. There is an emphasis on direct, instructional teaching with many opportunities for individual, partner and small group work. In addition to this, children are encouraged to apply their knowledge and skills through mental mathematics, investigations and problem solving activities. Additional support and extension work is available in each class. Pupils and staff use ICT to consolidate and extend learning.
Throughout the whole curriculum opportunities exist to extend and promote mathematics. Teachers seek to take advantage of all opportunities.