Welcome to the Maths page. We take great care at Sutton Green in the teaching of mathematics from early years through to year 6 and preparing children for every stage of their learning. Our emphasis is on problem solving and investigating maths through everyday situations, it is a huge focus throughout school.
This year we are using the White Rose Maths approach across Years 1 to 6. White Rose Maths encourages a Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach to learning, it is also inspired and informed by robust, world-class research and global maths experts. This approach builds confidence, resilience and a passion for maths, maths is an exciting adventure that everyone can enjoy, value and master! Teachers at Sutton Green have been developing a mastery approach for the last three years. EYFS use the White Rose principles in the Summer term as they approach more formalised learning. Lesson objectives are assessed throughout each unit of work using the whole school Balance system.
In classrooms you can expect to see high levels of pupil engagement and involvement. Lessons often begin with an interesting and engaging problem to solve and the teacher’s role is to make this accessible to all. Concrete materials (usually in the form of representations or manipulatives) should be available to support the children’s thinking as they explore. Pupil talk should be encouraged at every opportunity, enabling peer support, challenge and/or refinement of ideas.
Different ideas are embraced and discussed. Towards the end of each lesson, the children practice what they have learned, usually through a number of examples guided by the teacher and ultimately, independently. . Struggling learners are mainly supported through concrete materials, peer dialogue and problems that are in real life situations. Gifted learners are challenged from the outset, being asked to prove or justify their ideas, create real-life authentic problems of their own or seek patterns within the problem/concept being explored. For an example of how calculations are taught throughout the school please click on the calculation policy file download.
For more infromation on White Rose Maths please click on the link below :
We are continually trying different approaches to make maths fun and relevant for our children. In recent years we have had weeks when the whole curriculum devoted to maths in a number of cross-curricular ways. For photographs of these activities please see our gallery pages. This year we participated in a whole school maths week culminating in the NSPCC Maths Number Day on Friday 1st February 2019.
At Sutton Green we believe in using different platforms to enhance maths learning. Each class on the website has included web links to games and activities for the appropriate age and what the class is currently learning.
In February, four Year 6 pupils represented Sutton Green at the inter-primary school quiz hosted by Whitby High School in conjunction with Liverpool University. We scored 196 points and finished fourth in our heat, everyone agreed it was tough but also fun to take part and test ourselves against other schools. For photographs of the day please click on the following link :