Maths is an essential skill that plays an important role throughout life. At Sudley we teach children how to make sense of the world by developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems, providing them with important life skills.
When teaching mathematics we aim to
- promote enjoyment of maths through fun, practical activities that encourage exploration and discussion.
- build children’s confidence and competence with numbers and the number system.
- develop the ability to solve problems and develop reasoning skills.
- understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life.
At Sudley Infant School we base our mathematic teaching on the Abacus maths scheme. Abacus is a unique maths toolkit that provides detailed planning and assessments, while at the same time making teaching and learning interactive and fun for the children. It provides colourful, fun interactive activities that are used in the classroom and for homework to build on skills and consolidate previous learning. Although we use the scheme we do adapt it to suit each class and individual children in order to meet the needs and requirements of the children on an individual level.
Children in Key Stage One have their own log-in details to enable them to access additional homework activities to support their learning in class via the Active Learn website. To log in to Active Learn using your username and password please click here.
The children have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources, such as number lines, number squares, digit cards, Numicon, small apparatus and ICT to support their work. Wherever possible, we encourage the children to apply their learning to everyday situations through questioning and activities.
Each year the children take part in an ‘Enterprise Week’, the aim of this is to teach children about some of the aspects that are involved in designing, manufacturing and selling a product for a profit. Each child will take part in the project and plays an important role, such as being the managing director, part of the advertising team, selling team etc. Every year there is a real buzz in the classrooms when the children are engaged in the activities. Some of the products that have been made and sold include table top football games, keyrings, friendship bracelets and rock pets.
This year we are specifically raising the children’s awareness and understanding of money and financial education. This will be focus on teaching children about the value of money, the importance of budgeting and saving and the role of banks.
During the Autumn Term, parents and carers are invited to attend an information session to find out more about how we teach mathematics and tips to help you support your child. If you are unable to attend the session you can download the notes below.