How we teach Mathematics at Hanborough Manor CE School
Specific time is given to the teaching of maths that does not fit appropriately into a topic (maths is taught for approximately 5 hours per week). The school has developed its own approach to the teaching of calculation – see curriculum policy under the 'About Us' section of this website. Teachers will also keep a ‘Mark Book’ to record times table test scores (where applicable).
To ensure a consistent approach to the development of calculation throughout the school, a Calculation Policy is followed. The policy includes models of written methods for all operations and guidance of how to teach these.
Key Stage 1
By the end of year 2, pupils should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using
and understanding place value. An emphasis on practise at this early stage will aid fluency.
Lower Key Stage 2
By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and
including the 12 multiplication table and show precision and fluency in their work.
Upper Key Stage 2
By the end of year 6, pupils should be fluent in written methods for all four operations,
including long multiplication and division, and in working with fractions, decimals and
Visual representations and resources are used throughout the school to support and develop pupils understanding of mathematical concepts. Some example include: Numicon, number lines, hundred square, dienes blocks, place value cards, number cards and multiplication squares.
The analysis of data along with the ongoing assessment of pupil’s progress enables the SENCo to work alongside teachers to target the specific needs of children. The use of targeted interventions are put into place to support and further develop pupils understanding and knowledge.