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Maths

How we teach Maths

 

To help children at The Trinity Primary Academy achieve their potential we have a well trained team of Teaching Assistants who work alongside the Class Teacher to provide small group and 1:1 work which is aimed at either supporting those who find maths tricky or challenging those who find maths easy.

 

As a school we have bought the Abacus teaching programme. This is a series of resources to help the teachers plan and pitch their teaching at the right level, linked to the expectations within the new National Curriculum (2014). To accompany the teachers planning there are a wealth of interactive programmes which staff use on their interactive whiteboards to help engage children in their learning. Year 2 - 6 also have a series of Abacus textbooks which the children sometimes use as a resource to help them complete maths activities.

 

Maths is taught through a variety of different ways. Many lessons contain an element of hands on learning to help the children develop a firm foundation of maths concepts. At The Trinity Primary Academy we have invested a lot of money in up dating our resources for maths including purchasing sets of 2D and 3D shapes, counting beads, clocks, a variety of measuring instruments, dice, spinners and maths games.

 

To support those who find maths tricky we have also invested in Numicon. Numicon is a multi-sensory maths teaching programme which helps children to reason mathematically through the use of concrete objects and spoken language to explain and justify. 

 

Mrs Allender is our Maths subject leader and will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Please contact her at: hallender@trinityschooldevizes.dsat.org.uk

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