We use the National Curriculum (2014) as a basis for our Mathematics teaching. Years 1 - 6 have a daily mathematics session, with Reception classes starting with short daily activities and building up to a more formal mathematics session by the end of their first year in school. Nursery children carry out a range of early mathematical activities. The scheme of work we follow is called White Rose (www.whiterosemaths.com) which breaks the curriculum down into small steps as well as ensuring the children have a rich diet of fluency and reasoning and problem solving tasks.
There is a strong focus on developing children's mental maths skills. Each session starts with an oral and mental starter, which generally builds on the learning from recent sessions to ensure it is embedded. This is followed by the main teaching session which leads into the group or individual activities. These are often practical in nature. At the end of a session the class comes together for the plenary where that day's learning is reinforced and extended.
Among other things, we use Numicon as a teaching resource used throughout the school to support the development of key number concepts. General information about Numicon and its resources can be found on the link below.