At Great Missenden, we want to make sure that every child receives the best possible opportunities and experience in maths, and is able to develop their mathematical thinking in a high quality, supportive environment.
We encourage an atmosphere where mistakes are valued, growth mindset is seen as part of the learning and everyone is challenged. We believe that given suitable opportunities and the right environment, we know that all children can be good at maths.
Our aim is to develop deep learners with the ability to explain and articulate their maths knowledge. Through class based maths, we are committed to ensuring that all pupils are challenged, secure in their understanding without moving on prematurely and believe that equality of opportunity is important.
At Great Missenden, maths is taught in mixed ability class groups with a focus on Challenge For All. We follow the maths curriculum from Abacus to ensure complete coverage. This is supplemented with other creative resources.
In Upper KS2, to further develop our fluency in problem solving and reasoning, we are trialling the use of the White Rose Scheme and mastery resources in conjunction with Abacus. This does mean that the order of topics taught may vary from that laid down by Abacus, but all curriculum content is covered over the year.
The curriculum overviews will show you the content that we cover each term. Please note, we do not always follow the same order as the week suggest, but all of the content is covered over the course of the year and children are assessed half termly.
Beacon Year 6 Maths Challenge
Congratulations to the four Year 6 children who took part in the Beacon Maths Challenge on Friday (09.11.18). 12 Schools took part in the annual challenge that pits teams of mathematicians against each other in a variety of tasks. These tasks ranged from tangrams to word problems and other fiendish tasks. The Great Missenden Team did very well finishing 4th overall. A fantastic achievement.
Parents Calculation workshop - Spring Term (Date TBC)
Please find below Great Missenden School's Maths Calculation Policies
Here you will find some maths resources appropriate for year group
Times tables play an important role in the children's maths development. Each week, along with the regular Maths home learning, the children will be asked to complete a times table based activity. In addition to this, we would also encourage parents to frequently practise times tables with their children. This can be done almost anywhere, whether sitting down formally or informally testing them in the car on the way to school!
To aid you in this, you will find some practice grids and resource suggestions below.