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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

Another Dragon in the 27 club! What an amazing start to the Easter holidays. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Another Dragon in the 27 club! What an amazing start to the Easter holidays. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths

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Rachel Inskip Nicola Mckeown Sarah Armstrong Sasha Louise Foggett Denise Davidson

Whoo hoo! Year 2 are blowing us away with their fabulous time table knowledge. Well done to our two new 10 club members. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Whoo hoo! Year 2 are blowing us away with their fabulous time table knowledge. Well done to our two new 10 club members. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths

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Sonia Welsh chuffed bless her x

Shanshan Bie Sonia Welsh

ahh she had went to bed when this was put on she was waiting all night to show me Haha

Wowsers. Two more have joined the elite 55 club. These children are amazing!
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Wowsers. Two more have joined the elite 55 club. These children are amazing!
#dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths

Year 3 are super proud of our newest members of the 10 Club! Keep going! Mrs Gulston #dcpsyear3 #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 are super proud of our newest members of the 10 Club! Keep going! Mrs Gulston #dcpsyear3 #dcpsmaths

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Maiya was so buzzing! Well done everyone!

Dragons are on fire this week! Congratulations to our 27 and 34 club members. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Dragons are on fire this week! Congratulations to our 27 and 34 club members. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths

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Well done Lily xx 💕 and well done everyone x

Wow! Three more dinos have joined our prestigious 55 club. We are hot to trot!!!!
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Wow! Three more dinos have joined our prestigious 55 club. We are hot to trot!!!!
#dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths

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A big well done Summer

That’s my boy xx

Dave Martin

Congratulations to Dragons newest members of the 10 club! #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Dragons newest members of the 10 club! #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths

Stay and play. An example of Nursery parents and children counting as they use the drums. #dcpscaterpillar #dcpsmaths #dcpsmath ... See MoreSee Less

Nursery had a great time during our stay and play sessions this week. We created musical instruments, Easter crafts and the even the parents joined in with our drumming session. We explored how drumming can help us to count, find syllables, tap out rhythms and develop our listening skills. #dcpsmusic. #dcpscaterpillar #dcpsenglish #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Wow, wow, wow, Dragons are flying in their 55 club. We’ve even had our first 34 club member, amazing! We are so proud of you all. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Wow, wow, wow, Dragons are flying in their 55 club. We’ve even had our first 34 club member, amazing! We are so proud of you all. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmathsImage attachment

Year 5 have been carrying out lots of practical maths and impressing Mrs Hammill with their understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages. Even more impressive is that we haven’t even learnt about percentages yet (that’s next week) but we have used our knowledge from our Accelerated Reader quizzes to help us understand how percentages link to fractions! #dcpswhales #dcpsdolphins #dcpsmaths #dcpsenglish ... See MoreSee Less

Denbigh history has been made. We have had our first ever year 2 children join the 34 club! We could not be prouder of these clever children. Watch out Year 5 - we are hot on your heels! #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Denbigh history has been made. We have had our first ever year 2 children join the 34 club! We could not be prouder of these clever children. Watch out Year 5 - we are hot on your heels! #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths

Year 1 Panda class have had a brilliant time using water in our Volume and Capacity chapter of our Maths No Problem books. We played a game to see who could fill the beakers first using smaller beakers and then we predicted how many units (cups) it would take to fill a range of beakers. We tested out our predictions to see if we were right! Great work!
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Fractions fun this morning in the Dragon class. Working out how we could share a whole as four equal parts. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Dragons had a lovely morning, showing off their handwriting skills and times tables knowledge to their parents. After all that brain work we wowed them with our Go Noodle moves! #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths #dcpsenglish ... See MoreSee Less

Dragons had a lovely morning, showing off their handwriting skills and times tables knowledge to their parents. After all that brain work we wowed them with our Go Noodle moves! #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths #dcpsenglishImage attachment

The dinos loved showing off their handwriting and times table knowledge to their parents this morning. Of course we had to fit in a GoNoodle.
#dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpsenglish
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The dinos loved showing off their handwriting and times table knowledge to their parents this morning. Of course we had to fit in a GoNoodle. 
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Whoop whoop. We have three more members in our elite times table club. So proud of these children. The last level really tested them but they have managed it in the end. Onwards now to the 27 club.
#dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths
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Whoop whoop. We have three more members in our elite times table club. So proud of these children. The last level really tested them but they have managed it in the end. Onwards now to the 27 club. 
#dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths

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Well.done.Oliver x

Well done Oliver..Well done everyone x

Well done Jake 😍

Yey well done Jake xx

Jill Howe

Year 2 Dragons looking at lines of symmetry today. We found out that some 2D shapes have more than one and some shapes don’t have any at all! Ask us how we know. #dcpsdragons #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Year 5 enjoyed their practical maths lesson this morning, applying everything they have learned over the past few weeks about decimals including: ordering, comparing, rounding and fraction equivalents. #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

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