At Lockers Park, maths is taught with a strong emphasis on working on the core elements of the subject with the four basic operations: fractions; decimals; percentages; number bonds and times tables, right at the forefront of learning.
The aim within the department is to encourage and build confidence and self-esteem within all the boys in such a core subject. Many different teaching styles and mediums are used to explain and engage the boys, with ICT an integral part of the subject. The more able Mathematicians are challenged and stretched through a number of external investigations through the UKMT and JMC organisations.
Each class is also allocated a 35 minute lesson in the ICT suite in order to access the IXL programme, an online Mathematics programme that covers the National Curriculum and that can also be accessed from home.
Years 1 + 2 5 x 1 hour lessons
Years 3 – 6 7 x 35 min lessons
Years 7 + 8 6 x 35 min lessons
The timetable is worked so that each class will have at least one double lesson a week, preferably two. There is also a 30 min prep allocation for Years 5 – 8.
The following schemes of work are followed within the Mathematics department:
Years 1 – 4 Abacus
Years 5 + 6 Galore Park
Years 7 + 8 Essential Mathematics Series
All the schemes of work also take into account the National Curriculum