Pupils feel safe, well known and well supported; they have a wide choice of adults to turn to with any concerns.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

Mathematics

Pupils feel safe, well known and well supported; they have a wide choice of adults to turn to with any concerns.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

At Abercorn, each year group has a daily Maths lesson. The emphasis is to make Maths both fun and accessible for everyone within a framework which consists of Number, Shape and Space, Units of Measurement, Data Handling, and Problem Solving.

 

‘Number’; learning about place value, understanding sequences and patterns and recognising different types of numbers such as fractions and, later on, decimals forms the basis for all mathematical development.  From this calculation is introduced with an emphasis on mental strategies such as learning number bonds and times tables, before moving onto more complex written calculations.

‘Shape and Space’ is another key area of Maths in which the children learn about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, identify reflective symmetry moving on to investigate angles both in terms of their shape and direction.  In Year 3 the children learn about coordinates and are able to pinpoint specific coordinates on grids. 

When exploring ‘Units of Measurement’; the children learn to make choices about the unit they would use to measure an item. Further up the school they learn to read different scales and begin to convert between different units of measurement.  Under this heading, the children also learn about time as a unit of measurement. 

 

Within ‘Data Handling’  the children learn to collect simple data in the form of tally charts and, as they move up through the years learn different ways to present this data from pictograms to bar charts to Venn and Carroll diagrams.  They also learn to interpret the data and form conclusions about the information they have collected. 

Finally, ‘Problem Solving’ is an essential part of the curriculum in which the children apply their knowledge and basic skills to either complete an investigation or solve a more complex problem. This concept is often integrated into the other areas above as well as being taught as a specific subject. 

Throughout their time at TOGS, Mathematics is appropriately differentiated by the teachers according the needs and strengths of the children, and the children are gently encouraged to achieve to the best of their ability.  In Year 3 the classes are placed into sets to enable those who are able to, to work at a more accelerated pace while, for those who need it, more support is provided.


It is our aim that all our children leave Abercorn ready to move onto the next phase of their education, confident and enquiring mathematicians.

Pupils feel safe, well known and well supported; they have a wide choice of adults to turn to with any concerns.

Independent Schools Inspectorate
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