At Tatham Fells CE (VC) Primary School, we recognise that Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and future employment. We fully engaged with the new Mathematics curriculum in September 2014, and we’ve been very happy with the way in which the children have embraced the new approach to deepening their understanding of Maths. For our complete Mathematics policy, please follow the link to Curriculum policies through Our Curriculum.
We use a Mathematics scheme called 'Inspire' throughout the school. Children start in the early years with the use of numicon to develop childrens concrete understanding of number. They progress through the main scheme from Y1. The concrete methods are based on those used very successfully in Singapore. Children are encouraged to buld on their understanding through problem solving. Our aim is for all children to feel confidident in their mathematical skills.