work in mathematics follows the National Curriculum guidelines for Key Stages
two and three, using a variety of approaches, including class topics, small
group work and individual programmes of study.
At the end of KS2 our year six children follow the curriculum prescribed
by the National Numeracy Strategy. The
emphasis is placed on mental number work during a daily mathematics lesson.
years seven and eight pupils build on this groundwork and follow a scheme, which
combines traditional and modern methods, with the emphasis on understanding and
the ability to apply ideas, instead of simply learning rules.
We constantly practise basic numeracy, measurement and money, using oral
and written methods and class discussions of efficient ways to solve problems.
We also learn to think clearly and logically and to apply the ideas
encountered in a variety of situations, both in and outside the classroom.