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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 – 6 Maths lessons are ‘set’ so that all learners are accessing Maths at their level with support and challenge built in throughout. As a school we use the White Rose Maths Scheme of work alongside other materials and resources to ensure the needs of our children are met. Practical activities are planned into each half term or strand of work to include all types of learner and to ensure that knowledge is fully embedded and to develop their thinking and reasoning skills from the off. Regularly 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. 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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Year 4 have had a great morning exploring angles around the school. We had to look at different parts of the school and identify if they were acute, obtuse or right angles. #dcpsgiraffe #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpslotc #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Another member of the 55 club in Year 5! 👏🏼 Well done! #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Another member of the 55 club in Year 5! 👏🏼 Well done! #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Well done 👏🏻 xx

More times table superstars for Y2. I am so proud of their achievement #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

More times table superstars for Y2. I am so proud of their achievement #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Year 2 had even more Learning Outside of the Classrom in the sun today! We were given a measurement and had to use the water in the buckets to fill the jugs with the correct amount. #dcpscore #dcpsdragon #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less

Year 2 were on a mission to find out the temperature of hot and cold water and then to find the hottest place in the school out of the classroom, hall or yard. Which do you think was the hottest? #dcpsdragon #dcpsdinosaur #dcpscore #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

This week in nursery we have continued to learn about growth and combined it with the traditional tale Jack and the beanstalk. We have spent lots of time this week painting pictures of plants, looking after our nursery garden and thinking about beanstalks! We have also used the story to explore maths concepts around shape. For our story detectives session this week’s mystery was… where is Jack? After looking at clues and finding Jack we advised him to stop taking other people’s things and to apologise to the Giant! Another mystery solved. . #dcpscaterpillar #dcpsliteracy #dcpsmaths #dcpseyfs #dcpstem ... See MoreSee Less

This week Year 2 have taken part in lots of Learning Outside of the Classroom activities. We used adjectives to describe particular objects we found on the yard, explored the capacity of different containers and looked at how the local environment can be spoilt by littering. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpsenglish #dcpsgeography #dcpslotc #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 5 worked hard this week in maths. We looked at recognising and plotting coordinates on a grid in the first quadrant. Plotting our own coordinates at the start of the week helped the children’s understanding. We were impressed with their determination, especially when they were challenged so that they could develop their knowledge further #dcpscore #dcpsmaths #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale ... See MoreSee Less

Year 2 were tasked to find out which cup held the hottest and coldest water this morning and to give an accurate temperature reading. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Another fantastic Year 5 becoming a member of 55 club! Well done 👏🏼 #dcpsyear5 #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpscore #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Another fantastic Year 5 becoming a member of 55 club! Well done 👏🏼 #dcpsyear5 #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpscore #dcpsmaths

Last week the full time nursery explored the topic space as they listened to the story Whatever Next by Jill Murphy. The children imagined what it would be like to go into space and built their own rocket ships using our junk modelling resources and Lego. The children had great fun exploring our space tuff tray and PJ Mask figures and used these to make up their own space adventures. We thought about who might live in space and made our own alien puppets and created our own rocket pictures using different shapes #dcpsEYFS #dcpscaterpillar #dcps30hours #dcpscore #dcpsmaths #dcpsenglish #dcpsdt #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less

Lots of hard work in Year 5! We are so proud of you! #dcpscore #dcpsmaths #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale ... See MoreSee Less

Lots of hard work in Year 5! We are so proud of you! #dcpscore #dcpsmaths #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhaleImage attachment

Year 1 love using Kahoot Quizzes to show off their learning! We used it in maths this week to check our understanding of position and direction. #dcpspanda #dcpsmaths #dcpscore #dcpscomputing ... See MoreSee Less

Year 2 used measuring scales this week to weight out certain amounts of pasta. We had to be very careful to look at the intervals on the scale to make sure we got just the right amount. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Well done! We are so proud of you! #dcpscore #dcpsmaths #dcpslizard #dcpsturtle

In maths year 2 have been looking at measuring mass. We started off the week by feeling a 1kg weight and predicting which classroom objects may be lighter, heavier or the same mass as a 1kg weight. #dcpsdragon #dcpsdinosaur #dcpscore #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

Year 4 have had a great morning applying their knowledge of time to take part in a Maths game, we had to work out the duration of time, convert between 12 and 24hour clocks and even add and subtract time. #dcpsgiraffe #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 were using their estimating skills in maths this morning! We had to estimate how long it would take to do things like jumping up and down or writing out names on a whiteboard. We then had to time ourselves doing these activities to see whether our estimations were accurate or not. #dcpscore #dcpsmaths #dcpslizard #dcpsturtle ... See MoreSee Less

This week in maths Year 3 really enjoyed putting their knowledge of the clock to the test in this game on their iPads! They had to beat their iPad and make it to midnight by counting up in minutes. It was very tricky and they had to be so determined to get it right! #dcpscore #dcpsmaths #dcpsmaths #dcpslizard #dcpsturtle ... See MoreSee Less

Year 2 spent their maths lesson today comparing the mass of different objects but first we needed to estimate if they would be lighter, heavier or the same weight as each other or a kilogram weight. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

One of our amazing children suggested that there should an additional 55 club badge for when you’ve passed 55 Club and are then asked to complete an extra challenge. She even designed what it could look like… Ms Guthrie LOVED the idea… the rest is history! Here is the girl in question presenting the badges to Mrs Candlish and Mrs Mills. We are so proud of you. 🥰💜🌈 #dcpscore #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

One of our amazing children suggested that there should an additional 55 club badge for when you’ve passed 55 Club and are then asked to complete an extra challenge. She even designed what it could look like… Ms Guthrie LOVED the idea… the rest is history! Here is the girl in question presenting the badges to Mrs Candlish and Mrs Mills. We are so proud of you. 🥰💜🌈 #dcpscore #dcpsmathsImage attachmentImage attachment

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