We study maths at The Meadows because it gives us the knowledge we require every day to make sense of the world around us.

Maths at The Meadows

As children develop their understanding of number and calculations, they move through a carefully-planned progression of strategies and skills. Children learn using concrete, pictorial and abstract methods in order to become fluent in reasoning and problem-solving. 

Our 'Maths Norms' gives an overview of some of the fundamental principles of maths teaching at The Meadows. You can also access more information about how calculations are taught and how we encourage children to master mathematics.

Our Maths Curriculum

Making maths exciting, engaging and purposeful is at the heart of mathematical learning at the Meadows. We strive to ensure that children develop a deep and secure understanding of the curriculum through activities that enthuse them as learners. Mathematical discussion, with an emphasis on using the correct vocabulary (or as we call it, GMC: Good Mathematical Communication) plays an essential role in securing and strengthening understanding. An understanding of the importance of maths in the ‘real world’, through applying knowledge to purposeful activities that children can relate to and feel excited about, whilst making links to other areas of the curriculum and topics, helps to achieve this.

Useful Resources

You can find more information about our approach to the teaching of mathematics by accessing the documents below. We hope that you find them helpful. 

File icon: pdf Maths Calculation Policy 2020.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths Norms - The Meadows.pdf [pdf 143KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Must-have manipulatives KS2.pdf [pdf 587KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Must-have manipulatives KS1.pdf [pdf 559KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mastery at the Meadows.pdf [pdf 260KB] Click to download

Parents Do Maths

We enjoy sharing learning with our families and we have enjoyed our Parents Do Maths mornings in Key Stage 2 this term! During a session, parents and carers spend some time with our maths leader focusing on a teaching objective and then work with their child to complete a related task.