Maths at SMAAA
At St Michael and All Angels Primary School we aim to nurture and develop our pupils to become numerate children who are confident using number and applying skills and mathematical understanding through a wide range of situations. We are dedicated, through the teaching of mathematics, to providing children with the essential life skills of:
We aim to create an environment which encourages an enjoyment of and interest in maths, as well as developing the understanding of new mathematical concepts. We strive to teach a fun but focussed maths curriculum, which supports all children to reach their full potential.
See the curriculum overview page for a general guide to what will be taught in each Year Group but stay posted throughout the year to see what your children are learning in some of their exciting maths lessons and for any news about special maths events taking place.
Helping your child with Maths:
As with anything, try to make maths as much fun as possible! You can do this by playing games, completing puzzles and playing jigsaws. These are a great way to start to show your child that maths is not just writing calculations! It’s also important to show how we use maths skills in our everyday lives and to involve your child in this.
Identifying problems and solving them can also help your child develop maths skills. If you see him or her struggling with something, talk about the problem and try to work out the solution together.
Don’t hide away from maths even if you didn’t like it at school. You could try to find new ways to enjoy the subject with your child together.
Point out the different shapes to be found around your home.
Take your child shopping and talk about the quantities of anything you buy.
Let your child handle money and work out how much things cost.
Look together for numbers on street signs and car registration plates.
Make time for homework – tackle problems together and encourage your child to have a go.
Talk to your child about what they have bee learning in maths and see if they can explain to you how they work things out.
Play games, puzzles and jigsaw involving maths around the home.
These websites may be useful for developing maths skills at home with your children.