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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.

Within Years 1 and 2 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 3 to 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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Congratulations to our new 27 club member. Fabulous work. #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our new 27 club member. Fabulous work. #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Look at the smiles on these faces. They absolutely love learning and are still working hard regardless. #dcpslions #dcpsmaths #resilient #dcpsict #havefun Mrs Guy ... See MoreSee Less

Look at the smiles on these faces. They absolutely love learning and are still working hard regardless. #dcpslions #dcpsmaths #resilient #dcpsICT #havefun Mrs GuyImage attachment

Another amazing result from the dinos. We have a mutiny on our hands if we don’t do 55 club everyday 😂 So proud of the determination and resilience of these children. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Another amazing result from the dinos. We have a mutiny on our hands if we don’t do 55 club everyday 😂 So proud of the determination and resilience of these children. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Three more Dino maths whizz kids and our second 45 club badge! Fantastic work. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Three more Dino maths whizz kids and our second 45 club badge! Fantastic work. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Congratulations to the brand new members of the 27 and 34 club!! #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to the brand new members of the 27 and 34 club!! #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Two new members of the 10 club today. Amazing hard from these Dragons well done! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Two new members of the 10 club today. Amazing hard from these Dragons well done! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Mrs clarke is so impressed with the children in year 3. We now have 10 children working on decimal multiplication, 2 children completely passed decimals and the rest hot on their heels. Look at our newest 55 and 34 club members.
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Mrs clarke is so impressed with the children in year 3. We now have 10 children working on decimal multiplication, 2 children completely passed decimals and the rest hot on their heels. Look at our newest 55 and 34 club members.
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Well done to these amazing Year 4 children working on their 55 club!! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Well done to these amazing Year 4 children working on their 55 club!! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths

Two 10 club members to start the day. So proud of these two, they have worked so hard! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Two 10 club members to start the day. So proud of these two, they have worked so hard! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Year 6 Lions maths class have been looking at measures and their conversions this week. We had great fun measuring items in class and the playground and working out what they are in different units of metric measure. #dcpslion #dcpsmaths #dcpslotc Mrs Guy ... See MoreSee Less

Whoo hoo! Not one, but two new 45 club members this morning. We are so proud of your hard work! Amazing! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Whoo hoo! Not one, but two new 45 club members this morning. We are so proud of your hard work! Amazing! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Two more maths whizz kids for the Dinos. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Two more maths whizz kids for the Dinos. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Even more times table superstars in the Dinos today. We are unstoppable #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Even more times table superstars in the Dinos today. We are unstoppable #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Another fabulous Friday in Dragon class today! Three new members of the 34 club! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Another fabulous Friday in Dragon class today! Three new members of the 34 club! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Year 3 have been using our enterprising skills to start up our own dog selling business. We were put into teams and had to decide jobs for each member. These included making dogs, selling dogs, buying materials and treasurer. We had to give Mrs clarke a sales pitch to buy our dogs and convince her to pay as much money for them as we can get. We also had to buy the materials to make the dogs so we had to manage our budget because the team with the most money won! Check out one of our sales pitches!
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Year 3 have been using our enterprising skills to start up our own dog selling business. We were put into teams and had to decide jobs for each member. These included making dogs, selling dogs, buying materials and treasurer. We had to give Mrs clarke a sales pitch to buy our dogs and convince her to pay as much money for them as we can get. We also had to buy the materials to make the dogs so we had to manage our budget because the team with the most money won! #dcpsyear3 #dcpslizard #dcpsmaths #dcpspshe #dcpscore #dcpsenglish ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 loved our shopping spree this morning. Each table was a different shop and we had to chose a fully which items we would like to buy with our £10 #dcpsmaths #dcpsturtle #dcpslizard ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 are off on a shopping spree this morning. We are using our money skills to ‘spend’ £30 which Mrs clarke gave us each. We had to keep a shopping diary so that we could monitor how much we spent. We used addition and subtraction to help us.
It was challenging as we had to spend all of our money and could not go over our amount.
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Congratulations to our new 34 club member! Well done, keep up the amazing work. #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our new 34 club member! Well done, keep up the amazing work. #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore
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