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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

Year 3 has our very first member of 10 club. Mrs Clarke and Miss McLoughlin are so proud of your hard work!
Well done.
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Year 3 has our very first member of 10 club. Mrs Clarke and Miss McLoughlin are so proud of your hard work!
Well done. 
#dcpsyear3 #dcpsmaths #dcpsnews

 

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Love you Teo, it's your hard work result!😍😘

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4 days ago

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Year 4 had a fun morning in maths playing ‘Capture the Island - perimeter challenge’. The aim of the game was to plot coordinates to make shapes and calculate the perimeter of each shape. The person with the most land captured at the end of the game wins. #dcpsmaths #dcpsgiraffes #dcpselephants ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

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Caterpillars have been finding numbers in Nursery this week. We have spent lots of time counting our toys and finding the matching numeral! #dcpsmaths #dcpscaterpillar ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

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Reception were feeling the Valentine’s love today and have been busy making biscuits for their loved ones (or themselves...sorry grown ups they were too delicious to save!) We have also been looking at the concept of ‘more’ in Maths and have used different resources to add 1 more to a number. The children have also pieced together the broken hearts by matching the number to the amount of spots. #dcpsEYFS #dcpsladybird #dcpsbutterfly #dcpsMaths ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

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Year 6 Tigers have been putting their arithmetic skills to the test this week as we have been playing some Kahoots to reinforce and check our understanding. We competed against each other for the top positions on the leaderboard. Miss Stephenson #dcpstiger #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 Tigers have been putting their arithmetic skills to the test this week as we have been playing some Kahoots to reinforce and check our understanding. We competed against each other for the top positions on the leaderboard. Miss Stephenson #dcpstiger #dcpsmathsImage attachment

6 days ago

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Year 1 pandas have been looking at numbers to 20 this week. Today we had a go at writing and reading those numbers as words! Here are the children playing a matching game whilst beginning to recognise those tricky spellings. #dcpspanda #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Is that wor Liam x

The dinos have loved applying their learning in their practical maths sessions. We love multiplying and dividing. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

The dinos have loved applying their learning in their practical maths sessions. We love multiplying and dividing. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths

Whoop whoop! Yet another Dino has joined the 10 club. We are on fire! #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Whoop whoop! Yet another Dino has joined the 10 club. We are on fire! #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths

Here are some more Year 5s who have entered the 55 Club! Well done ladies! That is now one quarter of the year group have achieved their award and are working at the 55 decimal club! This involves answering questions that are 2decimal place numbers multiplied by a whole number. My brain aches marking them, never mind having to work them out under timed conditions! Mrs Hammill #dcpswhales #dcpsdolphins #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Here are some more Year 5s who have entered the 55 Club! Well done ladies! That is now one quarter of the year group have achieved their award and are working at the 55 decimal club! This involves answering questions that are 2decimal place numbers multiplied by a whole number. My brain aches marking them, never mind having to work them out under timed conditions! Mrs Hammill #dcpswhales #dcpsdolphins #dcpsmaths

 

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Whoop Whoop!!!... 🤩🥰🔥🚀

Marika Knox

Thank god for that! It’s all she’s talked about 😂 well done girls!

Bethe Cannon

Well done ladies x

Well done x

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Wow! Congratulations to our first Dragons into the prestigious 10 club for times tables. Outstanding work. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Wow! Congratulations to our first Dragons into the prestigious 10 club for times tables. Outstanding work. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths

 

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Well done xx

Helen Campbell

Well done Lily xx 😀😀

Lee Smith

2 weeks ago

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Year 3 have been looking at examples of instructions today. Mrs clarke gave us a rotten set of instructions to follow and we were so confused. We then compared these to a good set of instructions and discussed why the second set was written well.
Thanks to the second set, we managed to build a Lego box.
#dcpsyear3 #dcpslizards #dcpsenglish #dcpsmaths #dcpscore
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Another Dino has made it into our prestigious 10 Club. We are times table whizz kids in Year 2 at the moment.
#dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths
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Another Dino has made it into our prestigious 10 Club. We are times table whizz kids in Year 2 at the moment. 
#dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths

 

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Well done young’un xx

Adam Morien

Carlene Francis

gan on there wor kid belta

Some more fantastic 55 club awardees #dcpswhales #dcpsdolphins #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Some more fantastic 55 club awardees #dcpswhales #dcpsdolphins #dcpsmaths

 

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Well done x

On Friday some more Year 5 achieved their 55 club. Well done on answering all those questions in 5 minutes #dcpswhales #dcpsdolphins #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

On Friday some more Year 5 achieved their 55 club. Well done on answering all those questions in 5 minutes #dcpswhales #dcpsdolphins #dcpsmaths

 

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Well done all :)

3 weeks ago

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Year 3 have been making 3d shapes today to help us to understand their properties. We used salt dough to make as many as we could. #dcpslizards #dcpsyear3 #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

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