Maths at South Petherwin School
At South Petherwin School we provide the pupils with a mathematics curriculum which will produce individuals who are creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident. We want to develop positive attitudes towards maths and increase the children’s confidence and enjoyment. We ensure that we are addressing the three key aims of the National Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving, throughout our Maths lessons.
At South Petherwin School we encourage the children to explore patterns, ask questions and to explain their reasoning through discussion. We want the children to be confident at calculating the four operations and to ensure that they have a range of strategies to solve mental calculations. We produce a stimulating environment and allow pupils to develop their mathematical skills to their full potential using exciting and relevant resources.
Around the World challenge
The ‘Around the World ‘ challenge is used to encourage pupils to improve their mental calculations, including time tables. It encourages pupils to improve their mental maths and therefore increase the speed and confidence they tackle mental maths problems in maths sessions, across the curriculum and in day to day life.
The pupils have a chance every week to practise their mental recall of number bonds, times tables and division facts through the ‘Around the World’ Challenge to see if they can get to the next city or country.
- Snakes and Ladders