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Amherst Primary School

Every child, every chance, every day.

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Amherst Primary School

Every child, every chance, every day.

Maths

At Amherst Primary School, we believe maths is an integral part of developing and enriching a child’s understanding of the world around them.  It is a subject that equips all learners with real-life practical skills, enabling them to reason logically, solve problems and give them the ability to think in abstract ways.  We always look for opportunities for drawing mathematical experiences out through a wide range of children’s activities, both inside and outside the classroom. Children will be given opportunities to explain their reasoning in a variety of ways to ensure they have a secure understanding.

At our school, we teach maths using the Guernsey Curriculum, supplemented with resources and teaching tools from White Rose Maths UK. Each child will be taught mental calculations strategies and written calculation methods in accordance with our calculation policy. The teaching and learning of these methods are taught and supported through the use of concrete materials, jottings and drawings. For examples of the written methods we use for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and ways to help at home please see our calculation policy and learning at the home link here:

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