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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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Two more maths whizz kids. I can’t keep up with them. Great work boys. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Two more maths whizz kids. I can’t keep up with them. Great work boys. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Giraffes fantastic new members of the 45 and 55 decimal club!! We are so proud! #dcpsgiraffe #dcpscore #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Giraffes fantastic new members of the 45 and 55 decimal club!! We are so proud! #dcpsgiraffe #dcpscore #dcpsmaths

Our newest member of the 10 club! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Our newest member of the 10 club! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Two more maths whizz kids in Y2 😁 #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Two more maths whizz kids in Y2 😁 #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Big well done Thomas, what a star ⭐️ xx

Gareth Holloway

Well done Thomas your a star xxx

Year 4 are absolutely amazing! Two more 55 club certificates today. Brilliant determination and resilience, well done! #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 4 are absolutely amazing! Two more 55 club certificates today. Brilliant determination and resilience, well done! #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

More 55 Club superstars and our first 27 badge winner. We are smashing it 👍🏻#dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

More 55 Club superstars and our first 27 badge winner. We are smashing it 👍🏻#dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

We are starting our new topic in maths this week, it is fractions! We had to see how many different ways we could share our ‘cake’ into 4 equal parts and cut them out. This was tricky and we had to concentrate! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Our first members of the 10 club! What superstars! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Our first members of the 10 club! What superstars! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Today the Dinos are starting to look at fractions. We explored sharing “cakes” between 2 and 4 people, making sure each piece was equal. It’s trickier than you think #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our Dojo winner, Stars of the Week and newest member of the 45 Club. Very well-deserved! #dcpsdolphin #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our Dojo winner, Stars of the Week and newest member of the 45 Club. Very well-deserved! #dcpsdolphin #dcpsmathsImage attachment

Absolute superstars in Year 4 this week! Two more 55 club certificates today. Congratulations, you are so amazing! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Absolute superstars in Year 4 this week! Two more 55 club certificates today. Congratulations, you are so amazing! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Well done kids 👏

Well done to these Year 5 Maths stars! #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpsmaths #dcpscoreImage attachment

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Samantha Davison

We have three more 55 club superstars. Well done boys. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

We have three more 55 club superstars. Well done boys. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Congratulations to our newest 10 club member! Year 4 are doing amazingly in their 55 club. Well done! #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our newest 10 club member! Year 4 are doing amazingly in their 55 club. Well done! #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Year 4 were starting their new maths unit today. We are looking at decimals. Today we were working with tenths and needed to use our fractions knowledge from the previous unit and our place value knowledge to help us with this. We did a great job matching fractions and their decimal equivalents! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

We have our first 10 club badge winners in Y2 Dinos. I’m very proud of them #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

We have our first 10 club badge winners in Y2 Dinos. I’m very proud of them #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Year 4 superstars in 55 club today. Congratulations to our new 45 club members! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 4 superstars in 55 club today. Congratulations to our new 45 club members! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Congratulations to these times tables superstars! #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to these times tables superstars! #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths

Today in maths the Dragons had to match up the time with the written time for Baby Bear’s day and put them in the right order. After this we took our learning outside and became human clocks! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore #dcpslifeskills ... See MoreSee Less

The Dinos took their maths learning outside today to make human clocks. Before that we had to match the times and words for Baby Bear’s day and put it in the right order. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore #dcpslifeskills #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less

Today the Dragons started their new topic in maths. We are looking at telling the time. We looked at making different times on clock faces and writing the time. After that we completed a match up activity, matching the clock face to the written time. #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore #dcpslifeskills ... See MoreSee Less

This week the Dinos are telling the time. Today we looked at making different times on clock faces and then writing what they show. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore #dcpslifeskills ... See MoreSee Less

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