Welcome to the LCEPS Maths page.
We hope that the information and resources on this page will help to give you an insight into the maths that goes on in school. There is some general information about the way maths is taught as well as practical ideas and information about ways in which you can support your children at home.
Teaching Mathematics at LCEPS
We follow the Primary National Curriculum 2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335158/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Mathematics_220714.pdf
To provide adequate time for developing mathematics each class teacher will provide a daily mathematics lesson. This will usually last for about 45 minutes in Key Stage 1 and 50 to 60 minutes in Key Stage 2. In EYFS mathematics is taught both explicitly through Teacher /Adult-led activities and through a range of activities and resources available as a part of child initiated activities. Links will also be made to mathematics within other subjects so pupils can develop and apply their mathematical skills.
A typical lesson
A typical 45 to 60 minute lesson in Year 1 to 6 will have the following components.
· Oral and mental work across the range of mathematics.
This will involve work to rehearse, sharpen and develop mental and oral skills. There may also be opportunities to work on targets in this part of the lesson.
· The main teaching activity
This will include both teaching input and pupil activities and a balance between whole class, guided grouped and independent work (groups, pairs and individual work).
· A plenary
This will involve work with the whole class to sort out misconceptions, identify progress, to summarise key facts and ideas and what to remember, to make links to other work and to discuss next steps.
The methods that we use in school are probably very different to the ones that you used at school.
Please have a look at our Calculation Policy to see how you can best support your child at home and as always the staff will be more than willing to discuss these with you if you have any questions or concerns.
Year 1, 2 and 3
Year 4, 5 and 6