Our Aims and Important Documents
At The Willows, we strive to develop a love of all things mathematical. Every child is equally important and so our children are fully supported to enable them to develop at a level that is appropriate to them. As well as engaging our children through fun activities, our lessons focus on developing deeper thinking, rehearsing methods and learning new facts. Through challenging word problems, missing number tasks and open-ended problem solving where they explain their understanding, we challenge children to become masters of the subject.
We aim for our children to:
develop a positive attitude and approach to maths.
develop a secure understanding of the objectives being taught.
appreciate that maths is fundamental to all areas of the curriculum and the real world.
become confident at expressing their reasons and thinking using the correct mathematical language and vocabulary.
challenge and be challenged by others in a safe environment.
develop quick recall of the basic facts.
be able to solve problems by applying their knowledge of different approaches.
Below you will find links to various documents that give you information on the methods for how each operation is taught in each class and the progression throughout our school.
Once you have looked at them, should you still have further questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher or Mr. Knight.
Expanded Addition (HTU)
Compact Addition (HTU)
Compact Addition (HTHTU)
Both Methods (HTU)
Counting Up (TU)
Counting Up (HTU)
Both Methods (HTU)
Grid Method (TU x U)
Grid Method (HTU x U)
Grid Method (TU x TU)
Long Method (HTU x TU)
Long Method (THTU x TU)
Short Method (Decimals)
Long Method (HTU / TU)
Short Method (HTU / U)
Short Method (THTU / U)
Our aim with mathematical homework is to give the children chance to develop a skill or learn facts through repetitive, fun games. We use Activelearn Abacus for setting homework because of the interactive games and the rewards that the children get for completing their homework.
What is ActiveLearn Abacus?
Abacus is a unique maths toolkit that’s carefully crafted to inspire a genuine love of maths and help every child master the national curriculum.
Abacus is written for the New Primary National Curriculum in England and built on evidence and research into what makes outstanding teaching and learning.
Importantly, Abacus has been built by a team of expert authors and teaching practitioners who understand the realities of teaching and learning in a UK classroom.