At Willowbrook Primary Academy, we want to develop children to become confident mathematicians who are passionate about their learning.
Children in Key Stages 1 and 2 have a daily maths lesson in their classrooms which is differentiated to suit the abilities of each child. An additional mental maths session takes place weekly in Years 2-6. It is a fast-paced session with the aim of improving rapid mental recall.
Children are encouraged to approach mathematical tasks openly, and consider the appropriateness of different methods. We use a variety of resources across the school to introduce mathematical concepts and are encouraged to use these during their maths activities.
The whole school Calculation Policy is used to ensure consistency across the school. This outlines expectations for each year group and explains how models and images can be used to teach key concepts.
Mrs D Lal