At Rosehill School we believe that mathematical and numeracy skills are an essential part of the pupils learning as they provide all pupils with powerful ways of exploring, investigating and understanding the world around them. Maths develops independence and decision making skills which are integrated through the whole curriculum. We teach maths and numeracy at Rosehill School at a level that is appropriate to the learning styles, needs and motivation of each pupil. This might involve discrete maths lessons following the National curriculum or be part of a cross curricular, thematic approach to teaching and learning for pupils who have more complex learning difficulties. We teach maths skills through all learning situations that the pupils encounter during the day such as playtime, snack time or lunchtime. Many opportunities are made to ensure that the pupils use their skills in practical situations such as cooking, shopping and the School Café. In Key Stage 4/5 some pupils follow a Nationally recognised accredited course of study. Throughout the year, we cross curricula topics and allow teachers and pupils to explore and spend focused time on the maths and numeracy involved in that particular topic. As a school we are always seeking to raise attainment and we use Numicon as a resource to support sensory maths and visual learning (see examples below).
Maths at Rosehill
At Rosehill we teach maths using a range of practical resources that help to support the sensory needs of our pupils. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to make connections between maths and the world around them.
At Rosehill School we use Numicon resources in maths. The pupils enjoy exploring the Numicon shapes during sensory play, developing their counting and number skills and even completing mathematical sums.