Maths at Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue
We believe strongly that maths is a core skill for life. It is vital that children develop a deep understanding of maths so that they are confident to use maths in their everyday lives. They will need to be able to use maths in every aspect of their adult lives at work and in practical everyday activities at home and beyond. Good numeracy is essential.
We teach the programmes of study from the 2014 National Curriculum for mathematics.
Number – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Our children are taught number calculation following the ‘Big Maths’ teaching method. Following Big Maths means that children really understand each new step as they make progress, which builds their mathematical confidence.
Fractions, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics (KS2 only)
We use the long term and medium term planning set out in Scholastic’s Planning Guide for the 2014 curriculum when planning teaching and learning for fractions, measurement, geometry (shape and position/direction) and - in KS2 only - statistics.
Alongside the above we aim to develop important mathematical skills such as problem solving and reasoning. Therefore children are regularly involved in activities to deepen their mathematical understanding, such as those from the NRich Project. These activities (games, challenges, puzzles and maths problems) enrich the mathematics curriculum and offer a high level of challenge. Fluency, knowing why and how to use maths in different ways to solve problems efficiently, is developed through asking questions to ensure the children can think carefully and talk confidently about the maths they are using.