Mathematics at Wickersley St Alban’s C of E Primary School
Mathematics is a core subject in the National Curriculum. At Wickersley St Alban’s, we strive to provide a high-quality mathematics education in which all children are encouraged to enjoy maths, achieve high standards and apply their skills with confidence.
We use the new Abacus scheme, which has been written for the new Primary Curriculum, as a framework to support our planning of curriculum coverage of number, measurement, geometry and statistics. This scheme is supplemented from a range of sources with practical activities, games and use of ICT.
We encourage the use of visual representations of number and try to develop a knowledge of mathematical concepts as well as emphasise mental calculation and the use of correct mathematical vocabulary.
We believe that applying mathematical knowledge is vital and have developed a problem solving strategy, ChIPS – Challenge, Ideas and Possible Solutions, which is delivered weekly throughout school.
As well as a daily mathematics session, children are encouraged to develop their mathematical reasoning in all activities in order to encourage connections within and between subjects.
To see the content of the mathematics curriculum we follow in each Year Group, please visit;