The Celebrating Maths Project
These videos show a range of maths games that you can play with your children. Show them that doing maths can be enjoyable and rewarding!
The first video is for parents of children aged 4-5:
Youcubed Finger Activities can be printed off from this link.
The second video is for parents of children aged 6-7:
The third video is for parents of children aged 8+:
Our Maths Learning Culture
To be successful mathematicians, we believe that children have to develop a conceptual understanding of number: they must understand all concepts and ideas fully, and be able to apply their learning in a flexible way. Rather than simply being taught to follow a set of procedures, our children are challenged to grasp the ideas that underpin their learning. Children are given the opportunity to see how different mathematical ideas are interrelated in challenging, practical and exciting learning contexts.
Central to this philosophy is our ‘Mathematical Culture’, which outlines the qualities that we value in our mathematicians. By promoting these qualities, we are encouraging children to see mathematics as both a logical and creative subject.
Children are encouraged to work collaboratively, explaining their reasoning and learning in interactive classroom environments. The mathematics provided is challenging, practical and engaging. We also make active use of assessment to ensure that work is accurately matched to the specific needs of the learners, and allowing time to address the specific misconceptions that the children may have. This approach has led to outstanding attainment in mathematics in recent years.
Research shows that early maths skills are one of the strongest predictors of later academic achievement. Therefore, we encourage parents to play an active role in supporting your child through their mathematical journey. Click here to read more information about the importance of mindset in maths, and how parents can support their children in developing a positive mindset. Also, the National Numeracy Parent Toolkit website gives advice and suggestions for how best to support your child at home in maths.
The videos below show how you can support your child in mathematics at home, including games and activities that you can play with them.
The following documents outline the objectives covered in each year group:
Calculation at Bradshaw Hall
The Calculation at Bradshaw Hall policy outlines how we develop an understanding of key number concepts from Early Years Foundation Stage, right through to the strategies for calculation that are taught in year 6. This document is outworked by all of the staff at Bradshaw Hall.