At Westbury Infants, we aim to develop in children a love of number and the aspiration to solve problems.
Speaking and listening is a big part of our mathematical learning environment, and we aim to give children the confidence to talk about how and why they have used certain strategies.
We have a strong emphasis on mental calculation where children are given the time and support to reach solutions with speed and accuracy.
As Mathematics is such an important life skill, we are embracing the new curriculum in a way that equips our children with the skills necessary for life outside the classroom. We use real life situations in order to develop their problem solving capabilities, and we support our teachers to bring creative and progressive lessons into the classroom.
In order to further promote enjoyment, and to support progress and overall attainment, the children will often use ICT in lessons with every class having access to i-Pads. The school follows the White Rose Maths programme of study. Click here to see our Calculations Policy.
Some children can feel afraid of maths and can become demotivated from quite a young age. However, here at Westbury Infants, we strive to put the magic into learning so that pupils develop mathematical fluency, reasoning and a love of number!
Useful websites for maths
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths/ https://nrich.maths.org/9084 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html http://www.snappymaths.com/ https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/ https://www.coolmath4kids.com/ https://www.whizz.com/ https://www.e4education.co.uk/primary/games https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw
Unplugged Maths - activities to do without the internet
Nursery rhymes, songs and activities for EYFS - click here.
Bare Necessities is a booklet full of great game ideas to practise those maths skills - click here to view.
Go on a shape walk around the garden or look from your bedroom window - how many can you see? Can you draw them?