Children are natural mathematicians! Long before they start school, they are engaging with the world in mathematical ways, from counting and sorting objects, to noticing patterns, and even dividing a treat fairly among friends.
At Wensley Fold we have a passion for Mathematics and strive to nurture a fascination with the subject.
We provide an environment in which an understanding of mathematics is acquired through a process of enquiry and experiment, with an emphasis on ‘have a go’ mentality without fear of failure. It is our intention that all pupils build both competence and confidence in mathematics knowledge and also its concepts and the necessary skills.
We place great emphasis upon solving problems with mental arithmetic and always consider which method ( mental, jotting or formal written) is the most efficient, as well as effective. We start every lesson with a carefully planned mental arithmetic practise session; 15 minutes of count, teach , apply.
We provide lots of opportunities for children to explain , how they know and explain their mathematical thinking.
We actively encourage the application of mathematics across the curriculum, we seek out opportunities for pupils to apply mathematics in real life contexts.