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Mathematics

Message from Mrs Laycock

Welcome to the Mathematics page of our website. This year (2020-21), I have taken over the co-ordination of Maths across the school, and I'm really excited about this new challenge! I love Maths myself and it's a joy to see the children of Lydiate enjoying their Maths lessons too!

 

 

At Lydiate Primary and Nursery School, we are proud of our achievements and attitudes in Maths. Every day, our pupils immediately begin their Morning Maths sessions on entry into school. Here they practise their skills in the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) as well as keeping up their knowledge in the other areas of Maths that they have been taught. All children from Year 1 to Year 6 then begin their daily Maths lesson, for which teachers carefully select lesson objectives to build on previous learning and advance their learning appropriately. 

 

We use Lancashire planning documents to enable teachers to carefully plan lessons using a mathematics mastery approach.  This ensures children develop a deep, long term, secure and adaptable understanding of Maths. This approach allows all pupils to benefit from deepening their conceptual  understanding, regardless of whether they have previously struggled or excelled. We use the mastery approach of concrete, pictorial, abstract to help pupils to explore and demonstrate mathematical ideas, enrich their learning experience and deepen understanding. Fluency, reasoning and problem solving takes place throughout every mathematics lesson.

 

In the Early Years, we think it is important to have several whole-class Mathematics sessions per week (In Reception these take place daily.) However, we also have designated Maths areas within the classrooms for children to access during their continuous provision sessions where they make autonomous choices about their play. We also thread Maths through the whole curriculum, e.g. as part of registration and tidying routines.

 

This year (2021-22), our vision is to enrich children's experience of Mathematical reasoning and this forms part of our School Improvement Plan. See more through our school newsletters during the year about how you can support your child's reasoning skills at home.

 

If you have any questions about Mathematics at Lydiate Primary & Nursery School, do not hesitate to contact Mrs Laycock.

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