Maths is important to us at Stoneyholme and is a vital part of the curriculum.
Mathematics is a tool for everyday life and 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.
We aim for all children at Stoneyholme to have a positive attitude towards mathematics which will support them in using and applying their skills across the curriculum and in real life. We want all pupils to have the ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others whilst developing their understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment.
Each child takes part in a daily Maths lesson where new skills are taught and developed. These skills are then applied across other curriculum areas. Small group interventions are used to support children who require extra help or time to fully understand concepts and also for those children who are working above average and need an extra challenge.
The children at Stoneyholme also enjoy a daily 10 minutes 'Talking Maths' session which allows them to develop their mental Maths skills through discussing and developing different Maths strategies.
Children showing their understanding of place value by first making a human abacus then using dienes and finally place value counters which enables then to write 3 digit numbers.
Times Table Rock Stars
Children from year 3 are taking part in 'Times Table Rock Stars'. This is a fantastic way of learning and revising your tables at home as well as at school. You can access this on laptops and tablets. Classes compete against each other and there are rewards for children with the most points.
There are also chances to compete against other schools.
Last year we entered the Bolton Rock Wrangle and came 7th out of 27 schools and these included high schools!!!