The Vine Inter-Church

Primary School

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Mathematical Understanding

Maths at The Vine equips pupils with the confidence and skills needed to solve mathematical problems in the classroom and a real life context. The focus of fluency, reasoning and problem solving provides children with a repertoire of skills to enable them to use and apply efficient methods of calculation.

As children become more confident with calculations they move through the stages within the calculation policy enabling them to master a more efficient method for solving number problems. They also develop their mental calculation skills by regularly practising ‘Number Talks’ where they have to explain their method. We encourage children to take risks and have a strong ethos that making mistakes is part of the learning process.
We show children that Maths is important in all aspects of everyday life. At The Vine we develop children’s understanding through an active, hands on approach which encourages enthusiastic learners. Children can then take these skills and use them in all areas of the curriculum. Maths at The Vine can bring moments of wonder and pleasure when a link is discovered, when a problem is solved or when a more efficient method is mastered.
At The Vine we follow the national Maths curriculum, in conjunction with White Rose, and develop skills across the nine strands.

  • Number and place value

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • Fractions (including decimals and percentages)

  • Ratio and proportion

  • Algebra

  • Measurement

  • Geometry - Properties of shape

  • Geometry – Position and direction

  • Statistics