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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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WELL DONE!! More Maths superstars in Year 5! #dcpsmaths #dcpscore #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin ... See MoreSee Less

WELL DONE!! More Maths superstars in Year 5! #dcpsmaths #dcpscore #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin

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One super proud Grandma 💙

Another 55 club superstar in year 4! Congratulations to our new 34 club member. Fantastic work! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Another 55 club superstar in year 4! Congratulations to our new 34 club member. Fantastic work! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Some fabulous new members of the 34 and 55 club. Year 4 are smashing it out of the park at the moment! Well done all of you! #dcpsgiraffe #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Some fabulous new members of the 34 and 55 club. Year 4 are smashing it out of the park at the moment! Well done all of you! #dcpsgiraffe #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

A huge well done to these Maths superstars working extremely hard on their times tables. Well done! #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpsyear5 #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

A huge well done to these Maths superstars working extremely hard on their times tables. Well done! #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpsyear5 #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

The 55 Club certificates just keep on coming in Year 5! Well done to our most recent club members. #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

The 55 Club certificates just keep on coming in Year 5! Well done to our most recent club members. #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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A was over the moon bless them ,Thanks Lauraa Hasnip xxx

Kellie Mossom Sarah Russell well done to the kids!! 🎖🎖

Well done my Josie ❤️

Another 55 club success today! Well done to our latest 10 club member. #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Another 55 club success today! Well done to our latest 10 club member. #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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I'm super proud of our Liam ..lush bairn ..Daniel in the background though lush pic 😍 Xx

😂😂😂😂 the kid in the background

Gavin Robson Bev Maddison ahhh I am super proud Liam, well done son 😊😊

Well done Liam xx

Well done kiddo 👏

Mylovelylittleboy Xx

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Some more of our 55 Club achievements over the past couple of weeks. Our times tables knowledge just keeps getting better and better! #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Some more of our 55 Club achievements over the past couple of weeks. Our times tables knowledge just keeps getting better and better!  #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscoreImage attachmentImage attachment

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Well done Xx

Well done everyone

Well done xx

Y2 Dinos have been learning all about measuring this week, using metre sticks and rulers. Ask us for our top tips when measuring.
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More success in year 4 this morning. Congratulations to our two new 10 and 34 club members. I am so impressed with the hard work our children put in every day! Well done. #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

More success in year 4 this morning. Congratulations to our two new 10 and 34 club members. I am so impressed with the hard work our children put in every day! Well done. #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Woop woop I knew all the practice would pay off super proud of my boy boy Jack xx thanks Paula Fordham xx

A big well done summer so proud of you xx

Joanne Mcmurray Well done xxx

Investigating angles in maths today. We used objects and ourselves to make acute, right, obtuse and even reflex angles. We compared and ordered them too. Great work year 4! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Well done to these Maths superstars! More times tables completed! #dcpsmaths #dcpscore #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin ... See MoreSee Less

Well done to these Maths superstars! More times tables completed! #dcpsmaths #dcpscore #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin

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Well done Harry xx

Well done kids xxxx

More 55 club success in Year 4 today. Congratulations to our new 34 and 27 club members! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

More 55 club success in Year 4 today. Congratulations to our new 34 and 27 club members! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Year 1 Polar Bears have been working so hard at home, completing all of their home learning. We are so proud of them!

Well done Polar Bears 🙂

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Year 1 Panda class have been completing some FANTASTIC home learning. This is only a small fraction of the work that is being submitted. We are so proud of you! #dcpspanda #dcpsmaths #dcpsenglish #dcpsre #dcpspe #dcpsstem ... See MoreSee Less

Whoo hooo! And the successes keep on coming in Year 4. Another 55 club certificate today. Well done to our new 45 club member. #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Whoo hooo! And the successes keep on coming in Year 4. Another 55 club certificate today. Well done to our new 45 club member. #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Some more of our 55 Club achievements in Year 5! #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Some more of our 55 Club achievements in Year 5! #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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So proud of you Pheobie! 🥰

Year 6 learnt how to create prime factor trees. They’ve realised it is all about the times tables! #dcpsmaths #dcpstiger #dcpslion #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 learnt how to create prime factor trees. They’ve realised it is all about the times tables! #dcpsmaths #dcpstiger #dcpslion #dcpscoreImage attachmentImage attachment

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Well done pea 💕💕

Another 55 club success in year 4! There is just no stopping these fabulous children. Congratulations to our new 34 club member. #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Another 55 club success in year 4! There is just no stopping these fabulous children. Congratulations to our new 34 club member. #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Well done keavey!! Xxxx

Well done Keavey! Xxx

Well done keavey ♥️ xx

Reecey Hall Derry Howe well done keavey! Xxx

Practical maths in Year 4 this morning. We applied our place value and addition and subtraction skills to solve different problems. Linked to our topic, we had to help a shopkeeper work out how many supplies he had left, round numbers and answer word problems. #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

This week we have been exploring the nursery rhyme twinkle twinkle little star as well as learning all about fireworks. We have made firework pictures, counted stars, jumped off benches like fireworks and learnt the Makaton signs for fireworks and twinkle twinkle. We used ribbons to pretend to be fireworks and made fantastic firework sounds! While outside we’ve started to explore our new fantastic outside area. What a busy week!
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We are whizzing through our 55 Club in Year 5! We have been working so hard to improve our times tables everyday. #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

We are whizzing through our 55 Club in Year 5! We have been working so hard to improve our times tables everyday. #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpsmaths #dcpscoreImage attachment

Year 3 predicting and measuring length in maths today #dcpslizard #dcpsturtle #dcpsmaths #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less

Roman numerals were our task today in maths. We used lolly sticks to make different numbers using the Roman numeral system. Great job everyone. #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Today Elephants completed their junk model digestive system. Their presentations to the class were excellent. They explained their part of the digestive system and it’s function brilliantly. This afternoon we had to answer the big question, ‘how long is the gut?’ First we had to decide what the gut was, then plan how we could see how long each part was. We used rulers, metre sticks and our measuring skills, to measure string to represent the oesophagus, small intestine and large intestine. I think you can see how surprised we were when we saw that the small intestine, wasn’t that small! #dcpselephant #dcpsstem #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

What a fantastic end to the half term, another 55 club superstar in Year 4. Congratulations to our newest 27 club member. They are amazing and there is just no stopping them! #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

What a fantastic end to the half term, another 55 club superstar in Year 4. Congratulations to our newest 27 club member. They are amazing and there is just no stopping them! #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Danielle Robinson

Well done xx

Year 4 were applying their addition and subtraction skills to solving word problems today. We had to read the questions carefully and decide which operation we needed to solve the calculation. Then match the correct answer to the question. #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

An excellent way to end this half term with even more 55 Club certificates handed out today in Year 5. There’s no stopping us! #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

An excellent way to end this half term with even more 55 Club certificates handed out today in Year 5. There’s no stopping us! #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Christine Duffy Rafe

Year 3 have been using what they know about data, pictograms and bar charts to make their very own floor charts. We asked a question, in our groups and did a tally to see how many people we needed to include.
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Two more Year 4 Denbigh superstars! Today they earned their 27 and 34 club badges. We are working so hard at our 55 club. #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Two more Year 4 Denbigh superstars! Today they earned their 27 and 34 club badges. We are working so hard at our 55 club. #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Nothing can stop them!! Even more year 5 children smashing their times tables. Well done to all of you - they look very chuffed with their certificates! #dcpsyear5 #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Nothing can stop them!! Even more year 5 children smashing their times tables. Well done to all of you - they look very chuffed with their certificates! #dcpsyear5 #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Well done 😊

Well done👍

Well done 👏

We have been working super hard on our times tables in Miss Smith’s Maths Class. I can’t believe how many 55 Club certificates I have had to give out this week... and there are still more to come! #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

We have been working super hard on our times tables in Miss Smith’s Maths Class. I can’t believe how many 55 Club certificates I have had to give out this week... and there are still more to come! #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscoreImage attachment

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Well done Leia and Jess

Kay Robinson well done alex

Well done Alex and everyone else, keep up the good work xx

Well done wor al

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