Bishop Gilpin Church of England Primary School

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Maths

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 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.