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The Local Governing Body at Heronswood Primary School visited the children in their classrooms to see how maths is taught and how the consistent approach is having a positive impact on outcomes for children. 

 

Five governors; including the Chair, Parent governors and Community governors conducted a learning walk from Pre-School to Year 6 to see how maths is being taught across the school.  The governors spent time in each classroom observing the children learning and then talking to them about maths.  The children proudly showed their maths books and discussed the progress they had made during the Autumn term and the first part of the Spring term.  

 

It was obvious to the governors that the children across Heronswood, whether aged 3 or aged 11 enjoy maths and that the use of practical resources supports mathematical understanding.  The children were able to articulate their understanding of value and could talk about how they applied their skills to show deeper understanding. 

 

A child in Year 3 said to the governors, “I use what I already know to help me with new challenges.  Maths is the best!  I like doing maths.”  

 

Phil Coldicott, one of the newest governors to join the governing body said, “It was evident to see the ethos of learning embedded across the school, the children were engaged and wanted to learn.” 

 

In addition Lisa Gregg, Chair of the Governing Body said, “Mr Logan, the maths lead at Heronswood is so passionate about his subject, it is infectious and wonderful to see.  We are so pleased with the progress the school has made, and to see the children so motivated and engaged with their learning in every room - it made us very proud.”