Creativity, enquiry and problem solving is at the heart of how Mathematics is taught at Meadowbank. The children are encouraged to develop their mathematical knowledge and skills alongside their communication and reasoning skills. Whilst developing a range of strategies for both mental and written calculations is vital, this is taught as much as possible through investigative and problem solving work to enrich the curriculum.
As the children develop their mathematical skills, they are encouraged to apply them whilst solving problems. This enables our curriculum to be about developing their fluency through a breadth of experiences and opportunities rather than moving on too quickly through a skill set. There is no published scheme of work for the children to work through as this limits their opportunities. Instead teachers use a wide range of resources to plan exciting and enriching activities for the children which cover the National Curriculum objectives and are linked to their class topic and problem solving as much as possible.