Teaching of Maths
Statement of Intent
At Kells Lane Primary School, we foster positive can do attitudes and we promote the fact that ‘We can all do maths!’ We
believe all children can achieve in mathematics, and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical
concepts through manageable steps. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning.
Our aim is for all children to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
Hands On Maths
As a school we believe that mathematical understanding is achieved by using exploring and investigating. Therefore, children are introduced to concepts by the use of concrete objects to help them make sense of a concept or problem.
These give children the freedom to explore concepts through physical manipulation, allows them time to experiment and investigate, therefore building confidence and the use of mathematical language.
As the children’s understanding grows, they can move on to the abstract problems (using numbers and formula). They are able to see how numbers are represented and how a formula works as they have already spent the time exploring the concept.
Our School Partnership
Kells Lane staff have been working with the Great North Maths Hub, coordinated by the NCETM, for four years now.
The Great North Maths Hub is part of a programme funded by the Department for Education (DfE), to ensure excellent teaching of Mathematics.
Our staff have been have been provided with some excellent opportunities due to this partnership.
This project has allowed us to develop our own teaching, support other schools and gain expert guidance to ensure the best for our pupils.
How can I help at home?
You could help by practicing times tables together at home. Playing games and chanting together can make such a difference!
You can also play on some of our favourite apps at home. Click on the picture below to take you to the log in pages.