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Numeracy

At King Athelstan we love maths and see it as an essential life skill. We are committed to ensuring that children have a positive and meaningful experience of mathematics throughout the school.

We offer a curriculum that secures essential knowledge and skills whilst giving the children many opportunities to use and apply their mathematical skills across the curriculum through real life problem solving and mathematical investigations.

Maths passports

As soon as the children are ready they start working through our Maths Passport system. The Maths Passports are a set of recall skills and facts that have been identified as essential to underpinning maths at different stages. We work with parents and carers to support children in mastering these targets. Having these skills makes our maths lessons fun!

Calculation policy

At King Athelstan we recognise that children need a range of calculation strategies which are efficient, accurate and reliable. Through our carefully developed calculation policy children are given a 'tool kit' of strategies which enable them to calculate confidently. Some of these methods will look different to the methods you were taught as a child. Please feel free to come in and ask questions about the methods we are using.

Interventions and extensions

At King Athelstan we monitor the children's progress carefully and organise extension groups for children who are ready for an additional push whilst also giving regular small group support to those children finding the subject challenging.

Mathematical challenges club

This popular, over subscribed, weekly extra curricular club is run by our mathematics subject leader during lunchtimes. The children have great fun exploring mathematical challenges, playing mathematical games and solving mathematical riddles. The children are encouraged to think mathematically and explore different problem solving strategies. 

How parents and carers can help

Every parent and carer can do their bit to help inspire their children to be successful in maths:

  • Help them practice their times tables and other Maths Passport Targets. Remember little and often is best!
  • Come to information evenings to pick up tips and have some fun.  See 'Supporting Your Child at Home' information sheets for games and ideas.
  • Show your child that you like the subject (Please refrain from admitting that you hated maths or telling your children that you are no good at it - it permissions them to feel the same and we don't want that!)

School calendar

  • Y1 Meet the Teacher
    25 September 2017, 3.30pm - 4.00pm
  • Y2 Meet the Teacher
    26 September 2017, 3.30pm - 4.00pm
  • Y3 Meet the Teacher
    27 September 2017, 3.30pm - 4.00pm
  • Y4 Meet the Teacher
    28 September 2017, 3.30pm - 4.00pm
  • Y5 Meet the Teacher
    29 September 2017, 3.30pm - 4.00pm
  • Y3 Den Building
    29 September 2017
  • Y2 trip to Painshill Park
    2 October 2017
  • School Photographs
    4 October 2017

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