Mathematics at Canonbury
We aim to equip children with knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts including those relevant to every day life, e.g. money and time. Using and applying knowledge and skills is an important part of children’s learning and there will be opportunities for pupils to embed these skills in practical investigations and problem solving exercises.
At Canonbury we feel that children should enjoy learning and maths is no exception. We follow the Renewed Primary Framework from Years 1 – 6 and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for Nursery and Reception. Teachers plan for progression, so that learning is pitched at the child’s level and not their age so there is sufficient challenge and opportunities for pupils to reach their potential.
This link shows you how calculation is taught at Canonbury and gives a really clear picture of how your child is learning to carry out the four operations, which should help as we know that sometimes new methods of calculation can feel very different from parents were taught at school.
We believe that mathematics should be challenging, fun and practical. Traditional learning of tables, number bonds and using the four operations helps to provide many of the building blocks of mathematics, but providing children with the opportunities to really understand how numbers work, be flexible with their methods and apply knowledge is our goal.
Some useful websites for extra support and interactive activities are suggested below;
I am available should you require further help, support or information about mathematics at Canonbury School.
Mathematics and Investigation Leader