At Grove Primary School and Nursery we are mathematicians!
We want our pupils to love maths. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be architects, engineers, accountants or bankers! We want them to embody our core values and be logical. We want to develop life skills.
We all believe that we can: “Bring Out the Best in Everyone”.
The maths curriculum has been carefully crafted so that our children develop their mathematical and problem solving skills. We want our children to remember their maths lessons in our school, to cherish these memories and embrace the opportunities they are presented with!
With the National Curriculum changes in 2014 and new statutory assessments being implemented in Year 4 2019, there are greater demands on children knowing and being secure in their multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.
Every week, the children take part in Frog Club, where time is provided for the children to test their multiplication tables and division facts in a fun and engaging way through pledging their allegiance, singing the school song and by answering a range of questions in a five minute deadline. All classes celebrate their achievement and progress by hopping onto their next lily pad and receiving a sticker to celebrate success.
During the week, the children have regular time to practice, in a fun and engaging way through rapid questioning, singing songs and use of ICT in our computer suite and Ipads to increase not only accuracy of recall, but also speed.