Here at Heyes Lane, our vision is for all children to leave as fluent, positive mathematicians who embrace and enjoy problem-solving, with confidence, in everyday life.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching and learning is focused on embedding children’s understanding of number and place value to ensure learning that lasts. This core knowledge promotes a culture of achievement because a secure understanding of number and place value is at the heart of becoming a confident and fluent mathematician. Engaging and active lessons provide children with opportunities to work both collaboratively and with autonomy across all areas of mathematics. Problem-solving and pattern spotting are fundamental aspects of all maths learning and underpin lessons.
Our maths lessons emphasise progression from new concepts, through fluency to mastery and greater depth. Children’s understanding of these new concepts are supported and consolidated through exposure to objects and visual images before moving on to abstract representations. Deeper thinking tasks consolidate and develop children’s learning through exposure to a variety of contexts. Much of our learning at Heyes Lane is practical and game-based because we firmly believe that an active and fun approach is the key to ensuring that our children are not only highly-skilled mathematicians but carry with them a positive and confident attitude throughout their time in primary school and beyond.
Online resources such as TT Rockstars, Hit the Button and My Maths support and engage pupils to develop core skills in maths whilst also encouraging autonomy as the resources can be accessed both in school and from home.