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.
At Raynville Academy we strive for our children to be confident mathematicians, embedding their skills so that they are able to reason mathematically and show resilience in solving problems. We are committed to ensuring our children can recognise the importance of Maths in the wider world and can use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives. Through our new White Rose Scheme, introduced this year and through practical and real-life experiences we want our children to enjoy maths and experience success in the subject, building on their knowledge and making solid progress. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning, encouraging children to use verbal reasoning and metacognition strategies to improve their understanding, breaking mathematical concepts into manageable steps, securing a deep understanding. Children who grasp concepts rapidly will be challenged through rich, open ended and purposeful problems. Those children who need further practice in their learning will be given same day intervention to consolidate their understanding. SEND learners are supported where identified through assessment of need and positive intervention to promote independence.