At Shap School, we aim to offer pupils a rich and enjoyable experience in mathematics by providing the knowledge, skills, concepts and processes that are appropriate to each individual and that relate to the world around them. This provision should enable them to:
Ofsted (July 2019) recognised:
'The improvements leaders have made to the teaching of mathematics are evident in the work pupils produce. Most pupils across the school are now making strong progress in mathematics. They apply their skills well to solve a range of problems, and use their developing reasoning skills to explain the methods they used to arrive at their answers. Pupils sometimes practise their mathematical skills in other subjects, especially in science. '
Subtracting fractions using bar models - May 2021
Some of the Y5 children have been subtracting fractions using bar models - made from cubes. We needed to change the fractions so they had the same denominator, then used our bars to subtract effectively.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020
Penrith Hub Maths Competition
The Penrith Maths Hub, which we are a part of, organised a maths competition for all ages. Children had the challenge of showing examples of maths that they see every day in the real world. Our winners for each group were Matthew, Luca, Oscar and Megan.
The winning entries will be displayed at Penrith Library if you have time to pop in and have a look!
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
INTERSCHOOL PRIMARY MATHS CHAMPIONS 2019
Four of our Year 6 children took part in a primary school maths competition earlier this week, and were crowned 'champions'. They were asked lots of questions about all aspects of maths, including famous mathematicians! Each member of the team was awarded a certificate and a scientific calculator. A wonderful effort!
OUR NEXT MATHS COURSE IS...
We held a Maths Morning on 30th January 2019, where we welcomed family and friends into school, to come and see us being mathematicians. Adults had a chance to watch maths activities, learn different calculation methods, speak to teachers and children about their learning, play games and even have a go at some challenges themselves!
Focus on Maths - A 5-week course for parents
Following the success of our recent Mathematics Morning in school, we offered a 5-week course for parents, carers and grandparents of children in Y1 and Y2. The adults could explore games and activities to help their children develop their maths skills, whilst having fun. They also looked at different calculation methods to build their own confidence when supporting their child with homework. The children could also attend the final part of the session each week.