Maths at HNPS is a practical hands-on experience. Problem solving and investigation are used instead of instructions about how to answer a specific question. This gives the children confidence and understanding to apply mathematical techniques. Teachers demonstrate how numbers fit and build, helping children acquire mathematical language and knowledge. Applied tasks develop perseverance for problem solving.
Children are encouraged to see maths in the wider world, such as in art, architecture, stories and puzzles. Mathematical songs support memory, and concepts of time, measure and data are developed throughout the curriculum. Meetings with mathematicians raise aspirations and children also learn about famous historical figures.
High quality teaching builds confidence and ensures that all achieve. There is no such thing as not being good at maths!
Consistent teaching methods are deployed across the school. We use Numicon equipment as a key resource with all classes.