Sandringham Primary School's approach to maths is based on strong research and pedagogy. We spend time keeping up to date with the latest research in how children develop mathematical thinking skills which we then apply into our teaching and learning.
Maths No Problem textbooks and resources are used to support our teaching. Our lesson structure enables all children to explore a mathematical problem at the beginning of each lesson, this is then unpicked in greater depth before children are asked to apply this concept in a variety of ways.
Our lessons encourage: independence, talk, collaborative thinking and metacognition. All of which are vital skills to prepare our children with ready for secondary school and beyond.
Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. (NC 2014)
At Sandringham Primary School, every child can achieve in maths and it is our responsibility as teachers to provide the environment and experiences to make this possible. As teachers, we believe that every child is a capable mathematician with the ability to reason and problem solve.
Exploration and discovery are at the heart of our curriculum. Children will link old and new learning experiences together in order to develop fluency and build a deeper understanding of their maths.
Opportunities for reasoning, explanation and clarification are provided through talk. High quality dialogue within the classroom will make sure our children are challenging their own thoughts with those around them whilst broadening their knowledge and understanding.
At Sandringham Primary School, every child in every classroom has a “I can solve anything” attitude.
We have been using Maths No Problem since 2015 and we were awarded outstanding by Ofsted in 2017, with the teaching of mathematics being highlighted as a particular strength.
We invite colleagues from around the country to come and look at how we use Maths No Problem in our classrooms to meet the needs of our children.
Our open days are an opportunity to walk around Sandringham; visiting classrooms during maths lessons, as well as taking part in a Lesson Study with our specialist maths teacher. Time is set aside for an in depth discussion about the learning observed during the lesson.
We have hosted colleagues from far and wide over the last 5 years and we have always had positive feedback. Price per delegate is £100 with lunch and refreshments included over the day.
Please contact our Maths Lead, Rakhsana Hussain if you would like further information.
Please see below an example of a video which is shown as part of the LETTA Maths training.