Welcome to the Maths section of the John Clifford School website.
Maths at John Clifford School is based on a model that focuses on challenge, developing independence, problem solving and reasoning. Each week the children work towards being fluent in the mathematical skills taught through a variety of topic areas from the National Curriculum.
Once children are fluent, they are challenged to extend their learning by applying their knowledge at a deeper level through solving problems and demonstrating reasoning skills - the act of thinking about something in a logical, sensible way, and mathematically proving how and why they know something to be true, or not.
The school is also in the third wave of schools developing a Maths Mastery approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics and is working in association with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics and in collaboration with the Maths Hub East Midlands West specialists.
Maths week 2018 at John Clifford is fast approaching. During the week beginning 21st May, there will be a week of cross-curricular maths learning in school. The theme for Maths Week this year is: Maths is Everywhere!
More information will follow regarding the week and the exciting opportunities for our school community, but an initial letter is below detailing Maths Information Workshops for Parents and Carers on the afternoon of Monday 21st May. Workshops will run for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Parents and Carers in the school Infant Hall from 2:30pm - 3:20pm and for the Parents and Carers of Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) children in the Junior Hall at the same time.