Maths is not just lists of sums and learning times tables! At SMAB, we have been implementing lessons, which encourage children to think deeply, to work together, to discuss their ideas confidently and to link their maths learning together in new and exciting ways. The lessons (called ‘Let’s Think) are all about developing the children’s thinking and reasoning skills through engaging investigative lessons, which take place every fortnight within class. These lessons have gone down well with the children, who seem to enjoy the group work and discussion element, as well as having their brains put to the test! Each year group has been taking part in the lesson and we are planning to continue developing these skills through Let’s Think lessons in the next academic year so that our children are fully rounded and excited mathematicians!
If you would like to find out more about these lessons, feel free to have a chat with Mrs Quinlan!