At Wilbraham Primary, we believe that maths is a tool for everyday living. It is a whole network of concepts and relationships that provide a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems. It also provides materials and means for creating a new imaginative world to explore.

Our approach to the teaching of maths within our school is based on four key principles:

  1. A maths lesson every day.
  2. A clear focus on direct, instructional teaching and interactive oral work with the whole class and group.
  3. An emphasis on mental calculations, number, times tables and number facts/compliments.
  4. An opportunity for investigation.

Maths is taught daily in all our classes and it is our aim to develop with our children:

  • a positive attitude towards maths and an awareness of the fascination of maths.
  • competence and confidence in maths knowledge, concepts and skills.
  • an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and work systematically and accurately.
  • ?curiosity, initiative, and an ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others.
  • an ability to share their findings and communicate it to others.
  • a willingness and ability to use and apply maths across the curriculum and in real life.
  • an understanding of maths through a process of enquiry and experiment.

The Maths Curriculum

  • We carefully plan and prepare our maths to make sure that all children are given opportunities for:
  • practical activities and maths games.
  • problem solving.
  • individual, group and whole class discussion and activities.
  • open and closed tasks.
  • a range of methods of calculating e.g. mental, pencil and paper, in addition to using a calculator.
  • working with computers as a mathematical tool.

Contact Us

Wilbraham Primary School

Platt Lane,
Manchester, M14 7EB

0161 224 3900
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Please address all enquiries to our Principal Andrew Marchant
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Aspire Educational Trust
School Games Gold 2018-2019
Ofsted Graded Good

We Want Children At Wilbraham Primary School To Be..., happy, polite,
confident, creative and unique

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