At Old Oak we believe that every child should enjoy maths and with the right support and guidance can be a fantastic mathematician. We provide opportunities for our children to explore “real life” maths which they can apply throughout their lives.
We bring the National Curriculum to life with practical and exciting teaching which nourishes the children’s natural curiosity and allows them to become independent learners.
Our Calculation Policy is attached here. We have adopted the Calculation Policy from Wandsworth Local Authority, as we believe this best suits the needs of the children, parents and others to understand how we teach calculation. From this policy, you will see how we begin with concrete materials which children can play with and touch. From here we encourage children to use picture representations of the concrete materials before moving to the abstract. Please take time to study this policy.
We encourage parental involvement through annual events such as “Festival of Triangles” and “Enterprise Week,” where the whole school community can get involved in a fun way.
Last year we came second in the “Count on us – World Maths Day Competition,” run by the Mayor of London, for our creative approach to maths.
We hold regular parent information sessions on key topics including the calculation policy and ways to help your child at home.
How can parents and carers help?
So much of your child’s learning of mathematics takes place at home. Helping your children with games and activities includes lots of mathematics. Never miss the chance to practice!
Try the Out and About postcards which give you lots of questions to ask in your day to day life. Choose one postcard a week and ask these questions as a way of seeing mathematics in the real world.
2016 Wandsworth Calculation Policy | PDF
Out and About
Out and About Calendars and Fiction Book | PDF
Out and About Cards and Football Scores | PDFOut and About Catalogue and Car Journey | PDFOut and About Kitchen and Park | PDFOut and About Non Fiction Books | PDFOut and About Number Plates and Swimming Pool | PDFOut and About Shoes and Supermarket | PDFOut and About Shop Centre and Walk Home | PDF