At Bishop Gilpin every child succeeds in learning Maths and is excited by finding out about new concepts. Our children have practical, hands-on learning experiences, using resources to develop their number-sense, such as understanding place value, counting on and back accurately, ordering numbers and knowing number facts.
We have recently introduced an online policy for written calculation methods to ensure that children learn accurate, efficient methods that build on their understanding of number. They learn Maths in exciting contexts, using real-life contexts and motivating problems to deepen their understanding.
Our children talk about their learning in Maths in every lesson, as using mathematical vocabulary and being able to explain their reasoning are key mathematical skills. We teach a broad curriculum in Maths, with practical opportunities to learn about shape, space, measure and handling data, such as surveying other children at breaktimes, making 3D nets of polyhedra and measuring parts of their bodies to investigate ratios.
We use technology in Maths lessons to help our children visualise mathematical concepts, to model real-life situations and to make learning number facts fun. We are really keen that all our children learn their number facts. We are also keen that every child knows all of their tables by the end of Year 4. We work on this at school and we are so grateful for the support that parents provide at home.
Our children achieve at a very high level, with over 40% of children in 2011/12 achieving level 6 (the expected level for children in Year 9) before they left the school in Year 6. Their progress as they move through the school is also exceptional, due to high-quality teaching, careful assessment of learning, our rich curriculum and well-planned support groups to help children at risk of falling behind.
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