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Maths @ Denbigh CPS

Subject Lead: Mrs Candlish

The Maths curriculum at Denbigh strives to equip children with the number and problem solving skills that they will need to succeed in, and beyond their school years. We use a variety of teaching and learning skills to support our children’s learning throughout the Maths curriculum which encompasses calculation methods, measure, fractions, data handling, shape, counting and using and applying skills in real life contexts.

Our staff aim to enthuse and inspire a love of Maths through a range of activities which include practical Maths sessions, providing children with relevant problem solving opportunities and supporting children to see how Maths is woven throughout our everyday lives.

A cross curricular approach to Maths is in place to allow children have the opportunity to apply the skills learned in Maths lessons through other areas, such as STEM, Topic, Art, DT etc. Educational trips work alongside our Maths curriculum to support the teaching and learning, and give children real-life experiences to draw on in school.

From Years 1 to 4 the children are taught using the Maths No Problem scheme of work which allows children to develop their thinking and reasoning skills from the off. Every day a lesson begins with an anchor task (a hook) which prompts the children to think and discuss how a solution to the problem can be reached. All the methods the children suggest are given due consideration before we explore the most efficient method to use. The children then practice the required skill before applying this in solving more problems and challenges. Lessons build upon previous skills taught to ensure children have a secure knowledge of all areas of maths and can use a range of calculation methods fluently. In Years 5 and 6 teachers follow a similar lesson structure but plan their own activities for the children to undertake. In KS2 Maths lessons are ‘set’ so that all learners are accessing Maths at their level with support and challenge built in throughout. Children of all ages are challenged to extend their learning and to ensure they can reason about number. Indeed a great deal of Maths lessons involve a lot of discussion, giving children the opportunity to share their thinking and explain how they reached a conclusion. At Denbigh we feel that ‘a quiet Maths lesson is a suspicious Maths lesson’. We actively encourage our pupils to discuss, to question, to debate, to reason and to consider ‘what if?’.

Throughout all strands of Maths, ICT is used to engage, enthuse, present and document the children’s learning.

Staff at Denbigh know that good Maths occurs in our school when:

  • It is led by the children, interests them and is memorable to them.
  • Children are talking, laughing, engaged and enjoying Maths through a range of interactive and practical activities.
  • Children are actively involved in their own learning, asking questions, looking for the answers and keen to challenge themselves further.
  • Maths is differentiated and inclusive with children making progress throughout the lesson.
  • Good quality assessment and Assessment for Learning is used to inform planning and builds on children’s prior learning.

If you would like to support your child with their learning journey, then please take the time to read our ‘Maths Parents Booklets’. For more information please ask to speak to Mrs Candlish.

EYFS Parent Maths Booklet

Y1 Parent Maths Booklet

Y2 Parent Maths Booklet

Y3 Parent Maths Booklet

Y4 Parent Maths Booklet

Y5 and 6 Parent Maths Booklet

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We have another 10 club member. Not bad for someone who only joined our school recently.
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We have another 10 club member. Not bad for someone who only joined our school recently. 
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Congratulations to three more Dragons superstars. Our newest members of the 10 and 34 club! #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths

Wow! Congratulations to our new 34 and 45 club members. They have done themselves proud. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Wow! Congratulations to our new 34 and 45 club members. They have done themselves proud. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths

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James Fordham xx

Congratulations to our newest members of 10 club. #dcpsyear3 #dcpslizards #dcpsturtles #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our newest members of 10 club. #dcpsyear3 #dcpslizards #dcpsturtles #dcpsmaths

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We are so proud of our new members of the exclusive 34 club! Keep up the hard work! Mrs Gulston #dcpsyear3 #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

We are so proud of our new members of the exclusive 34 club! Keep up the hard work! Mrs Gulston #dcpsyear3 #dcpsmaths

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Congratulations to you both and big thank you to your teachers for their hard work!

Year 3’s newest members of the 10 and 27 club! Mrs Gulston #dcpsyear3 #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3’s newest members of the 10 and 27 club! Mrs Gulston #dcpsyear3 #dcpsmaths

Another Year 2, 55 club superstar! Congratulations! #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Another Year 2, 55 club superstar! Congratulations! #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths

Another super achievement in Dragons. We are whizzing through these times tables! #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Another super achievement in Dragons. We are whizzing through these times tables! #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths

This lad has been so determined to crack the 34 club. It’s taken a while but he smashed it today. Well done.
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This lad has been so determined to crack the 34 club. It’s taken a while but he smashed it today. Well done. 
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Wowsers! We have our second Dino to join our prestigious 45 club. She has worked her socks off for this one. Well done.
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Wowsers! We have our second Dino to join our prestigious 45 club. She has worked her socks off for this one. Well done. 
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Meet our newest members of 10 club.
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Meet our newest members of 10 club. 
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Louise Schofield

Another Dino has joined the exclusive 27 club. She has worked so hard for this. Well done.
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Another Dino has joined the exclusive 27 club. She has worked so hard for this. Well done. 
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Year 3 are getting through the 55 club! #dcpsmaths #dcpsyear3 ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 are getting through the 55 club! #dcpsmaths #dcpsyear3

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Well done evie so proud of u xxx

Well done son xxxxx

A big well done Ava and all other children xxx

Well done Harry xxx

Natalie Louise

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A big well done to our newest members of 10 club. #dcpsyear3 #dcpslizards #dcpsturtles #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

A big well done to our newest members of 10 club. #dcpsyear3 #dcpslizards #dcpsturtles #dcpsmaths

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Well done Amelia xx

Well done Josie 👍

Kelly Proudlock

We are using sweets today, to help us to find fractions of an amount. #dcpslizards #dcpsyear3 #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 4 working as teams to match fractions as decimals#dcpsmaths #dcpsgiraffes #dcpselephants ... See MoreSee Less

Another successful day in Year 3, we are working really hard on our times tables ready for Year 4. #dcpsyear3 #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Another successful day in Year 3, we are working really hard on our times tables ready for Year 4. #dcpsyear3 #dcpsmaths

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Well done pet 😍😍😍

Yaaaaay! Well done Isla xx

Well done 😁

Whoop whoop! A huge well done to our first Dino to join the highly exclusive 45 club. History in the making!
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Whoop whoop! A huge well done to our first Dino to join the highly exclusive 45 club. History in the making!
#dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths

Another member has joined the exclusive 34 club. I am so proud of how well she has done. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Another member has joined the exclusive 34 club. I am so proud of how well she has done. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths

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Well done katelyn 😘

It’s taken a while but he has been determined. Another member to join our exclusive 27 club. So very proud of him. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

It’s taken a while but he has been determined. Another member to join our exclusive 27 club. So very proud of him. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths

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Eeeeee Jake. Look at his super proud face. God love him. Well done xxx

Well done jake 💕xxx

Aww well done Jake x

Jill Howe x

Aww Jill Howe he looks so grown up hun xx

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Year 3’s newest members of the 10 and 27 club! We are so proud! #dcpsyear3 #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3’s newest members of the 10 and 27 club! We are so proud! #dcpsyear3 #dcpsmaths

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Really proud xx

Samantha Davison

Year 4 enjoyed measuring their classroom objects in maths today! They then had the tricky job of applying their rounding skills to round their decimals to the nearest whole! #dcpsmaths #dcpsyear4 ... See MoreSee Less

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Another Dragon joins 27 club! Fantastic achievement well done! #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths

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So proud of him. He has worked so hard for that xx

I’m not sure what this means but well done Olly! You look proud as punch xx

Susanna Grant x

Today we were investigating nets of shape in maths. We tried to work out which would make cubes and which would make pyramids. We even tried out some of our own! #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

The Dinos investigated the nets of cubes and pyramids today. They loved testing out the different nets and then finding new nets themselves.
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