Mathematics at Roecliffe
In mathematics we encourage all children to become fluent in the fundamentals of maths - that is to be able to calculate with fluency, to reason mathematically and to be able to apply their skills and confidently solve problems in the following areas:
- Number and place value
- Calculations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- Fractions, decimals, percentages, ration and proportion, algebra
- Geometry – properties of shape, position and direction
Mathematics is taught daily and where appropriate within other subjects so that links can be made to consolidate learning and transfer skills.
To see how maths is taugh progressively in school, or to help your child with homework, DOWNLOAD our guide to Progression in Calculations:
Developing Enterprise & Personal Finance Skills
Each year, as part of our commitment to high-quality opportunities to learn about personal finance education, and developing enterprise, we hold various events throughout the school year. In the past, these have included, the Fiver Challenge, where children in Year 5 & 6 are given £5 to 'grow in the community'. We regularly work closely with organisations such as HSBC to provide opportunities to engage with banks, and local businesses to understand the impact and need for enterprise in the local community and beyond. One highly successful past project was working alongside PFEG and HSBC, to compare brands, culminating in a brand-testing event, inviting pupils, parents and teachers to come into school and see if they could 'Taste The Difference'. read the full report here. We have also run events such as 'A taste of France BREAKFAST CAFÉ', which raised over £300 in one term; the school then match-funded the £300, and the class chose to spend their hard-earned money on African drumming lessons to enhance the music curriculum. These happened every week for the following term! Dragons’ Den Presentations back in 2013 were very popular, with a panel comprising a teacher, HSBC Small Business Advisor, a governor, and a parent. The children came into school suited and booted presenting their ideas and business plans. Every two years, we take part in the Fiver Challenge, please read the 2014 report by clicking here Fiver Challenge Report June 2014.