Maths

Welcome to our Maths page where you will find out all about the teaching and learning of Mathematics at our school.

At Lindow, our aim is to ensure all our pupils:
  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics;
  • have the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately to a range of mathematical problems and situations;
  • reason mathematically using appropriate mathematical language;
  • solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication.

Our approach to Calculations in Maths

At Lindow, we have a clear progression in Maths calculations throughout the school. Practical and informal methods taught in the early stages which gradually become more formal and advanced as children go through the school. Children are taught at the stage that they are working at. When they are secure with these skills they will then develop onto new strategies. 

Our How we teach Maths guide (here) for teachers, staff and parents shows which methods should be taught at what stage. The guide also gives examples of each written method and how the children develop these skills through the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. 

The Maths Curriculum

           
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MyMaths at Lindow

https://www.mymaths.co.uk
In 2017 we launched MyMaths membership across the whole school. MyMaths is an online mathematical learning resource aimed at children from Reception up to Year 6. It aims to help children to love learning maths and improve their skills in a fun and engaging way. 

Arithmetic 

 

At Lindow, we believe that if firm foundations are established in key mathematical concepts then children are able to develop a deeper and more cohesive understanding of complex mathematics as they develop. Therefore throughout KS1 and KS2, the children are grouped according to their gaps in learning and understanding of these concepts and 20 minutes per day is devoted to developing mental arithmetic skills.