Maths is taught every day at Brookfield. Children receive one formal lesson each day as well as Maths skills being woven in throughout the days in songs, rhymes and cross curricular activities.
To help aid our children’s mental maths they work their way through a series of Maths Challenges. These are short 2 or 4 minute timed challenges that move from number bonds through to times tables.
We aim to use a variety of practical, visual, auditory and written methods of teaching, whilst also encouraging children to explore and problem solve Maths for themselves.
We develop the children’s reason skills by providing them with opportunities to apply and ‘master’ the skills they have learnt in a variety of real life problems, deepening their understanding as well as encouraging them to explain ‘how they know’.