Numeracy is one of the primary columns on which the National Curriculum is built and is central to everyday life at Anthony Bek Primary School. We aim for all of our pupils to be mathematically fluent and be confident in solving problems using a variety of methods and resources while developing resilience and promoting an enquiring minds. We also develop children's practice so they routinely estimate the answer before completing the problem and analysing for errors.
At Anthony Bek, we follow White Rose Maths, but also draw up on many sources so that children have a rich diet of mathematically based problems that includes many strands of learning. The variety of sources used include NCETM, Collins Textbooks, online apps such as TT Rockstars, teacher developed problems etc.
We also recognise that celebration is key to children's motivation and we promote a positive mind set by regularly holding celebration assemblies where certificates are given out and hold themed maths days.