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20/05/22

That’s an end to the Year 6 2022 residential! The children have been incredible, we’re so proud of their achievements and how they have represented themselves and our school. https://t.co/XkfpsgHT9Z

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20/05/22

Mini Olympics activity last night! Even Miss Brizelden got involved! If you can see the difference between the two teams formation, make a note! It really does impact the outcome! Tried and tested! https://t.co/hmsphpYAti

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20/05/22

Check out these roller skating skills from this morning! Our children have many other talents & strengths outside of the classroom. https://t.co/fecP6tlM0O

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19/05/22

Dinner tonight was either pizza or chicken nuggets! Followed by a trip to the shop for ice-creams and souvenirs! We’ve just finished our last activity for today ‘Mini Olympics’, now it’s time to relax, read and wind down! https://t.co/BACTTNeF7Z

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19/05/22

The highest course !👏 https://t.co/FBy7J939q9

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19/05/22

Go Ape! We’re having SO MUCH FUN! https://t.co/iYpPjxGZPn

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19/05/22

Our favourite activity so far ‘Night Line’ - involved lots of cold water, mud puddles and courage! We’re now on way to lunch! https://t.co/wja8DoNQ3W

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19/05/22

We’ve had such a great day already! Despite the rain, the children had an exciting time running around the grounds during their first activity - orienteering! https://t.co/gYiDFA6oVG

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19/05/22

Good morning from Grosvenor Hall! Although the night was noisy due to the thunder & lightening, all slept well! They children are now eating their breakfast before a busy day ahead, which includes a trip out to GO APE! https://t.co/kr2piWWZkM

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18/05/22

Day one of the Year 6 residential is well underway! The children have been taking part in rock climbing and scrap heap challenge. https://t.co/qwr8YFHcjP

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01/04/22

This week the netball team went to to take part in a huge netball tournament of 14 schools! They came 3rd in their group and scored some amazing goals! Well done for representing the school and showing our values throughout! https://t.co/UFXcZFHqcW

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19/03/22

Yesterday EYFS enjoyed their car washing activity in the beautiful sunshine! https://t.co/aSuFOQk2gK

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15/03/22

Another exciting visit today from the children thoroughly enjoyed their basketball sessions and listening about your incredible sporting achievements! https://t.co/anG16APNrp

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08/03/22

Our Reception Class had a lovely visit from Reigate Fire Crew. https://t.co/i7OVeugw0S

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03/03/22

What an amazing WORLD BOOK DAY 2022! https://t.co/LHLUpmJl2x

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01/03/22

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Simon Murray yesterday. They learnt how to draw his 'Icky Doo Dah' character before creating a character and planning a story of their own. A great way to start Book Week! https://t.co/WfUwu0r2Ud

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07/01/22

Looking for a friendly Nursery where you child can grow, learn and flourish?  Don’t forget to apply for your child’s place for September 2022 by 15th January https://t.co/3RpVREQIUf

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07/01/22

Don’t forget to apply for your child’s Reception place for September 2022 by 15th January https://t.co/cU4mYSKNVZ

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07/12/21

We’re so excited to have in school this morning to perform ‘The Legend of King Arthur’! https://t.co/LUm0oeB4sg

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

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

Page Downloads Date  
Calculation Policy 29th Mar 2019 Download
Calculation Policy Guidance 29th Mar 2019 Download
Maths Progression at Merstham 14th Apr 2022 Download