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Maths at Beacon View

Considerable importance is attached to the children achieving and understanding mathematical processes, concepts and skills. A favourable attitude is encouraged by presenting it in an interesting and enjoyable way, allowing the children to actively participate in the learning process, thus creating a sense of achievement and confidence. There is a strong emphasis on the development of mental arithmetic and giving opportunities for pupils to use and apply mathematics in real life situations.

Maths is taught through a daily Numeracy lesson. In order to develop Mathematical skills some pupils may be set for these sessions. Class teachers also plan for opportunities to develop and apply key mathematical skills in other subjects throughout the year.

Online maths games

If you would like to know more about the proposed changes to the mathematics assessments for 2016 then please follow the links below:

New materials

How can Parents Help?

As a parent/carer, you are there to give your child their first experiences of maths: from sorting toys to baking cakes, from going shopping to learning to ride a bike (and if you're wondering about the maths in riding a bike, just think about speed, distance, balance, wheels etc - it's all maths!).

Even if you don’t feel confident with maths, you can still make a huge difference to your child’s numeracy confidence and ability.

Key Points

  • Helping your child feel positive about maths is really important and it’s something every parent can do.
  • Maths is everywhere – pointing this out helps children understand the importance of maths, and enjoy it too.

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