Pupils in Chalfont St Peter Infant School are taught Mathematics on a daily basis. In Key Stage 1 pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of Mathematics through practical activity, exploration and discussion.
They learn to count, read, write and order numbers up to, across and beyond 100. They develop a range of mental calculation skills and use these confidently for different concepts. They learn about shape and space through practical activity which builds on their understanding of their immediate environment. They begin to grasp mathematical language, using it to talk about their methods and explain their reasoning when solving problems. Children explore measurement when learning about time, Weight, Length and Capacity. They develop their knowledge of money, coin values and giving change through practical experiences. As a class, children are taught how to gather information; they display it within graphs and interpret specific data relevant to themselves. Children develop their understanding of place value and the number system.
Lessons are carefully differentiated to enable each child to develop at their own pace. They consolidate mathematical skills and methods working in groups for collaborative learning where appropriate. Support is given when necessary and extension tasks are set for more able pupils.