Supporting Mathematics

Please click on the documents on the left to find lots of useful ideas for supporting children in Mathematics.

One of the tabs includes recent updates to our written methods.

Written Methods at Robertswood

The changes to the National Curriculum in Maths means there is now a greater focus on formal written methods.  To support the teaching and children’s understanding , we have reviewed the methods being taught in school and have reduced the number of methods being taught so that the children can focus on using methods correctly and with confidence, even when using larger numbers.  We are still focusing on place value and ensuring that the children understand what the digits in sums represent. Instead of moving the children on once they have grasped a method, we are teaching methods according to the year group the child is working in.