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Teaching of Maths

In the Foundation Stage, we relate the mathematical aspects of the children’s work to the objectives set out in the EYFS statutory framework, which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five. We give all the children ample opportunity to develop their understanding of number, measurement, pattern, shape and space through varied activities that allow them to enjoy, explore, practise and talk confidently about mathematics.


In KS1 and KS2, Dedham Primary School follows the national curriculum programs of study using the Abacus scheme of work.  Lessons follow a series of weekly plans which teachers should adapt to suit the abilities of the children they are teaching.  Concepts are taught and practised through a variety of methods including: Whole class interactive whiteboard activities; Practical activities (including ‘Numicon’ and other place value resources); Independent investigations; Teacher led group work; Questions and activities in high quality text books; General practice exercises and Progress checks; Online activities.


Details of the mental and written calculation methods taught at Dedham Primary can be found using the links below.