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To help children at Southbroom St James achieve their potential we have a well trained team of Teaching Assistants who work alongside the Class Teacher to provide small group and 1:1 work which is aimed at either supporting those who find maths tricky or challenging those who find maths easy.


As a school we use our own Maths Overview documents to provide progression in the subject throughout the school. This is supported by a range of resources to help the teachers plan and pitch their teaching at the right level, linked to the expectations within the new National Curriculum (2014), including Abacus. To accompany the teachers planning there are a wealth of interactive programmes which staff use on their interactive whiteboards to help engage children. This is also supported by the use of Mathletics which is accessed by children at home and in school to support their learning throughout the year.


Maths is taught through a variety of different ways. Many lessons contain an element of hands on learning to help the children develop a firm foundation of maths concepts. At Southbroom St James we have invested a lot time into really focusing on our Arithmetic skills and Times Table knowledge.


To support those who find maths tricky we have also recentely started to invest in the Maths Counts programme. Maths Counts is an intervention programme which helps children to reason mathematically through the use of concrete objects and spoken language.


Miss Hook is our Maths subject leader and will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Please contact her at: