Raynville pupils have daily mathematics lessons with a strong emphasis on mental mathematics and number concepts. We use Numicon and other practical resources to help children develop an understanding of value.
In Nursery and Reception children work on developing mathematical understanding and language through teacher led and child-initiated learning activities. Through practical tasks children begin to discuss and record using numbers and simple diagrams. This focus on conceptual understanding and “real life” number continues through school, with children putting number, shape, measure etc into everyday contexts.
Children are taught in ability groups. They are expected to learn times tables and number facts. Children are taught to develop problem-solving skills and to use calculators wisely.