From Years 1 to 5, we use the Inspire scheme as a starting point for lessons. The aim is for all children to master the skills and understanding in each unit; skilled teachers and teaching assistants do short pre-teaching or catch-up activities in the afternoons to give extra support to those who need it. Maths has a high profile in the school and is enjoyed. From Year 2, we encourage children to use the online Mathletics program at home, to which we subscribe, to encourage quicker mental recall and calculation. High-scoring Mathletes from each class are celebrated in Friday assemblies.
For the last few years we have also entered the Mayor of London’s Count on Us challenge – so far we have never failed to reach the final!