The ability to calculate quickly and accurately, and to understand the key concepts in mathematics are essential skills in everyday life. We seek to instil a positive, can do approach to all areas of maths, whilst always looking for opportunities to demonstrate how maths skills are used in everyday situations. In recent years weekly baking sessions have provided a great context for learning not only about healthy eating and snacks, but also how much maths is needed…weighing, estimating, timing, even multiplication tables, to calculate how many buns on that tray!
Learning about the importance of accuracy in large calculations, whilst counting the money raised during our week in the Aberfeldy 'Thrift Shop'.
We also strive to take our maths learning, as indeed all our learning, outside, as much as we can: whether that be finding 3D shapes in the playground, measuring area, or practising counting skills through playing What’s the Time Mr Wolf ( in French, English or Gaelic…)
Further information on our Maths curriculum can be found in our School Handbook.