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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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Year 5 had a fantastic Maths lesson applying all of their mathematical skills from this year. The children had a range of challenges for the yard and the car park and they had to use their knowledge to solve them. They were great! #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpscore #dcpslotc #dcpsmaths ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to our 27 badge winners today. They are amazing #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Whoo! Another member of 45 club in Year 4. What a superstar! #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Well done sunshine! Super proud! Dan White

Amazing! Well done!

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You amaze me every day xx lo e you sweetheart 💙⚽

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Congratulations to our badge winners. They’re on fire. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Shaunna Hodgson

Year 4 have been looking at position and direction in maths this week. We have been learning how to plot coordinates on a grid, thinking about the x and y axis. Today we were plotting coordinates to draw a 2d shape. Sometimes it got a bit tricky, but we have been determined and worked really hard. Well done year 4! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

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A huge well done to Year 4’s newest members of the 45, 55 and 55 decimal club! We are so proud of you all! #dcpsgiraffe #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

A huge well done to Year 4’s newest members of the 45, 55 and 55 decimal club! We are so proud of you all! #dcpsgiraffe #dcpselephant #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

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Julie Koolie Richardson

Year 5 have been investigating volume of solid shapes this week. We have been learning how to calculate volume using cubes and how to draw different representations of the shapes we made. #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Some of our recent 55 club achievements in Year 5. Well done girls! #dcpsmaths #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Some of our recent 55 club achievements in Year 5. Well done girls! #dcpsmaths #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale #dcpscoreImage attachment

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Look at me bairn man 😍🥰 - well done 🙂

Well done girls amazing achievement x

Woo hoo!! Well done!

Well done 👍🏻

We are on fire in Y2. Two more badge winners today 👍🏻 #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

We are on fire in Y2. Two more badge winners today 👍🏻 #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore

Massive congratulations to this 10 club badge achiever. Amazing achievement since she’s only been at Denbigh for 2 weeks #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Massive congratulations to this 10 club badge achiever. Amazing achievement since she’s only been at Denbigh for 2 weeks #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore
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