At Marshgate, we want children to enjoy maths, feel challenged and empowered to improve and to see maths' importance in every day life.
Mathematics is a powerful tool, which enables us to make sense of our world. We aim to equip children with the necessary skills and understanding to achieve in the national curriculum and the domains of number, measurement, geometry and statistics (plus ratio & proportion and algebra in Year 6). We aim to enable pupils to tackle practical tasks, solve real life problems and to develop children's powers of reasoning and logical thinking through the exploration of mathematical structures and ideas.
Daily maths lessons include whole class mental calculating, group and paired work and discussion, activities designed to enhance understanding of the learning objectives and a plenary/discussion to conclude the lesson and review concepts learned. Formal methods of recording are introduced gradually as the children develop their mathematical skills. Our strong wish is that children leave Marshgate with a love of, and ability in, maths that sets them up for even deeper learning at secondary school.
Class teachers, or the maths co-ordinator (Mr Aylett), will always be happy to answer any maths-related questions you may have throughout the year.