How do we make Maths sparkle at Well Lane?


At Well Lane we want ALL children to be confident with number and able to reason.

We have responded to the changes to the National Curriculum and our Maths teaching is based around the Abacus ActiveLearn Scheme.

We know how important it is for our children to acquire and be confident with number facts, so much so that EVERY child at Well Lane practises number skills using Rapid Number Recall.  We practise this daily in KS2 with 10 QQ.

We have fun with our Maths learning and use the Mathletics website across KS1 & KS2.  We also use Sumdog to practise our Maths skills and particularly enjoy taking part in the competitions competing against other Wirral schools.

Each year group takes part in the Weekly Maths Challenge and then share our work with the rest of the school during our Monday assembly. This work is displayed in the hall for everyone to see.

We also do a range of additional Maths activities that allow us to discuss our ideas, solve problems and use Mathematical vocabulary.


In year 1 we have been using multiplication to solve maths problems. We counted in 2's to find out how tall the magic plant would be if it doubled in size each day.
In Foundation 1 we enjoy maths. Have a look at some of the things we have been learning.
In Year 5 we have been discussing the properties of a variety of 2-D shapes and working out the area and perimeter. We used our knowledge to play a game of 'Guess the Shape'. The children would have to ask questions about their shape but their partner could only respond with 'yes' and 'no' answers.
The year 1 children have been making pictures using 2D shapes. Can you identify the shapes they have used? Can you work out how many corners and edges the shapes have?
Year 3 helped George to make some 'Marvellous Medicines' when measuring capacity.
Year 1 have been representing numbers in different ways and comparing them using language such as larger, most, smaller, less than and equal.