Bedwell School,
Bedwell Crescent,
Herts, SG1 1NJ

01438 351198


Miss E Shaw

© Bedwell Primary
School, 2019


"The curriculum is creatively designed and is enriched by a wide range of clubs and other activities. Pupils enjoy learning a range of subjects."


    Mathematics is a key subject that covers a huge range of topics and skills. As well as practicing mental and written methods for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, we learn about money, measures, time, shape, graphs, co-ordinates and a whole lot more besides.

    Our biggest focus this year is on developing our mathematical reasoning skills - the ability to apply what we know to a range of problems and use a range of strategies to unpick and approach problems. This can be tricky, and at times involves getting a bit stuck - but it's these 'stuck points' that help us to become more independent, make more rapid progress and, ultimately, become better mathematicians.

    In Key Stage 1, we learn Maths in our classes, but from Year 3 onwards, we use setting to group together children of similar ability and help everyone to make as much progress as possible. Regular assessments help to make sure that everyone's in the right group.

What we've been doing this termblank

  • Ladybirds have been focussing on finding different ways to make a number and displaying this by using Cuisenaire rods, part-part-whole frames and recording them in number sentences. They also looked at ways of taking away a number using tens frames and counting back along the number line. They explored number bonds to 20 and made connections to number bonds to 10 by adding 10 more. They finished by looking at word problems and how they can use a part-part-whole frame to help them to find answers... [ read more ]
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  • In Year 2, Mrs Jackson's group have also been working on counting and grouping. They have developed a range of strategies to do this quickly (using objects, numicon, beadstrings and fingers as well as written methods), which has helped them to answer problems involving multiplication more confidently... [ read more ]







How you can help
Top ideas for supporting your
children at home...

In Foundation Stage and KS1, counting is the key skill - so try counting anything and everything you can think of, from cars you pass as you walk to school to stairs at Nan's house to plates in the dishwasher.

In Key Stage 2, multiplication tables are the vital things to learn, and every child takes home a practice pack to help them with the table they're currently working on - so any help you can give your child with these is hugely appreciated.







Topic plans
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