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26/01/23

On Monday night we had 29 of our students travel to the O2 to perform in the largest school choir in the world with They all did amazingly! Well done. https://t.co/mSUPi3J0Od

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25/01/23

Nursery spaces available for 2-4 year olds! We are delighted with the new addition to our signage by . Thank you. https://t.co/LNCX9tg9nV

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24/01/23

Harley the hummingbird is our Nursery mascot and is looking forward to welcoming all our prospective parents to our Nursery Open Day tomorrow morning at 11:00. https://t.co/y3DQUx9dOz

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22/01/23

Happy Chinese New Year! our Nursery Hedgehogs class had a great time celebrating the year of the rabbit this week in class. https://t.co/KA3wVwLDG5

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19/01/23

We have a Nursery Open Day, next Wednesday for Nursery spaces in September this year. Please do book a space here: https://t.co/qSK8Quw8j8 https://t.co/wCFs5tkjWb

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18/01/23

Our nursery children had a great day today celebrating Winnie the Pooh day. Look out for our Nursery Open morning next Wednesday, 25th. https://t.co/E6VaU65Gey

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18/01/23

Today is Winnine The Pooh day! We are so fortunate to have our own dedicated library for the children to go and enjoy reading. https://t.co/c8xySkIFxu

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17/01/23

Our Nursery admissions for September 2023 are NOW OPEN online. Please apply here: https://t.co/xY3hkgHpg7 https://t.co/s93XdZ6vp5

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13/01/23

This Sunday is the deadline for applications for September 2023 reception spaces. Please ensure you have submitted your application with Surrey County Council. To watch our full video prospectus & find out more about our fantastic school then please go to https://t.co/UltISaEkkT https://t.co/2dryp2h2IO

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12/01/23

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11/01/23

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10/01/23

We are pleased to announce we are holding an open day tomorrow morning for anyone who would still like to apply for a reception place for September 2023. Please call the office to book a place. https://t.co/4lmdU0vgba

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09/01/23

Our Nursery & Reception class are doing ‘Into the woods’ this term and they started with reading Stick Man and creating their own Stick Men. https://t.co/ZVw6HiIUL2

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08/01/23

This time next week all applications for children starting reception in September need to have been submitted. https://t.co/f6Qg1sJYBN

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12/12/22

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12/12/22

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09/12/22

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05/12/22

Our bridge into school is now back open! https://t.co/PZrrRj78xd

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11/11/22

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

A huge well done to the staff and pupils of Merstham Primary in Surrey as Ofsted praise their "heart-warming and caring" environment. https://t.co/ARYs1lkbJy https://t.co/NZjeYKUAI8

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11/11/22

Today is looking to be an explosive day for our Year 3 students at the London Natural History Museum. https://t.co/xpVtFEE3j5

Maths

Maths at Merstham Primary School

At Merstham Primary School our vision statement ‘A community growing, learning and achieving together’ clearly sets out what we wish to achieve as a school community.

Embedded in our vision are our values; Community, Aiming High, Learning to Learn and Wellbeing.

‘Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems.’

DFE, 2013

Mathematics connects all aspects of our lives and helps us to make sense of our world.

At Merstham, our mathematics focuses on a small step approach; we aim to support and encourage all children to master maths.

We intend to develop our children’s mathematical fluency and teach them to solve problems with confidence; applying the skills needed for all areas of the maths curriculum.

We aim to support our children to develop a deep and secure knowledge of mathematics at all stages, enabling them to build upon and develop fundamental skills, year on year, and move confidently into applying themselves to more challenging problems.

We believe that all our children can achieve.


Our curriculum:

At Merstham we follow the GLF Maths Curriculum, using the NCETM spines and PD materials as a framework for our Maths Mastery learning journey.

Small step sessions, which are carefully designed to reduce the children’s cognitive load, provide high quality visual representations and use of manipulatives. This exposes the structure of the mathematics being taught, encouraging deeper understanding and greater retention of information.

For a step-by-step guide to how we teach calculations in each year group, please see our calculation policy below.

Our aim in all mathematics lessons is to provide children with:

  • Key questions that will facilitate and stimulate discussion; providing opportunities for children to articulate their reasoning clearly and challenge the reasoning of others through partner and whole class discussion.
  • The concrete models and images required to foster a deeper understanding of abstract concepts and algorithms.
  • Rich, engaging activities and problems which encourage children to make links between mathematical concepts and allow them to apply them across the wider curriculum and within real life.
  • Regular, varied practice and application of number bonds, multiplication facts and mental and written arithmetic methods (in line with our calculation policy) to underpin their conceptual understanding and improve their arithmetic fluency.
  • No glass ceilings. In every lesson, every child has the chance to push themselves to the edge of their own current learning and assess their own next steps.

Mastery of mathematics is something that we want all pupils to acquire throughout their school lives, and beyond. To achieve this, we include aspects of fluency, reasoning and problem solving in mathematics lessons and aim for all pupils to gain a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.

The CPA approach


This video explains why we teach maths the way we do, the methodology and also the research that underpins our approach. We hope you find this useful.

Useful Links

NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics)

Numbots- for Key Stage 1 calculation practice

What is Times Tables Rock Stars?   Times Tables Rock Stars (KS2 Times Tables practice)

NRICH (Maths resources and activities)​

BBC Bitesize (KS1 Maths)

BBC Bitesize (KS2 Maths)

Topmarks (Maths Games)

'Hit the Button' maths facts game

Documents

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Maths Progression at Merstham 14th Apr 2022 Download