The Grove AcademyIt really does take a village to raise a child
October 9 2019


Chris Kelly

At The Grove Academy, we aim to:

  • teach engaging Maths lessons daily
  • use a wide range of resources to support and engage the children
  • develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving

We use the Hertfordshire scheme ‘Essential Maths’ to plan the sequence of lessons. The sequences have been designed in a way which allows learning to be built upon step by step, sequence by sequence and year on year. Each learning sequence is adapted by teachers to meet the needs of each individual class. This year, the whole scheme has been adapted to allow for the missed learning due to the school closure in March.

You can support your child’s learning by:

  • discussing with them what they have learned at school
  • showing an interest in their homework (once this has been provided)
  • counting forwards and backwards with your child
  • helping them to learn their times tables
  • supporting them to tell the time
  • talking about Maths as it occurs in everyday life, for example when shopping or cooking

Maths – Miss Fenton

I am delighted to lead maths at The Grove Academy. In society, Maths is too often met with the response “I am rubbish at maths.” My aim is to instil an “I can” attitude where children feel they can tackle any problem given to them. Maths is used in our everyday lives in many capacities: money, time, % sales in shops. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.

As subject lead, I am passionate about making sure Maths lessons are engaging and children have the resources they need to succeed in each lesson.

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