At Margaret McMillan, We aim to raise attainment in Mathematics by providing a learning environment that develops a pupil's mental mathematical abilities, gives them a secure understanding of number and calculation and the opportunity to apply these skills in a wide range of contexts.
In order to become competent Mathematicians, children need instant recall of all the “Learn by heart”(LBH) facts. In order to achieve this we use the “Mentoring for Success”(MfS) resources across school.
Each child is screened at the start of the year by his/her teacher to see what they know and what gaps they may have. From this, each child will be given personal targets to work on both at home and in school over the following half term. The screening is updated, targets reviewed and new targets set on a half termly basis. Pupil reports with the children’s targets are sent home each term.