We aim to provide a practical broadly balanced mathematics curriculum which will suit the individual needs of our children and show them the usefulness and relevance of maths in their everyday lives.
We consider first hand experience important and aim to provide our children with varied opportunities to use their mathematical skills in tackling genuine practical problems and “open ended” investigations.
Children are introduced to a wide variety of basic mathematical concepts and opportunities to develop mathematical language.
All work is differentiated to suit the needs of all our children. Our work includes the development of number work and place value, including practical metric measures and decimal notation. Estimation and approximation skills in mental number work, measurement, spatial work, data handling and computer skills form an important aspect of the mathematics scheme.
At Herne, we follow a calculation policy to make sure that pupils progress through their understanding of the four operations in a step by step way. Once one method is mastered, they can move onto the next. See these steps in the following documents: