Maths

The language of mathematics is international. The basic skills of mathematics are vital for the life opportunities of our children with transferable skills acting as a basis to our knowledge and understanding of a whole host of other subjects. Our aim is for all children to think mathematically and be fluent in mathematical skills and concepts, which will enable them to explore, reason and solve problems in a variety of situations and contexts. 

Intent

  • Children are given the tools they need to experience a sense of awe and wonder as they solve a problem for the first time.
  • Children discover different solutions whilst making links between different areas of mathematics. 
  • Pupils are provided with a deep understanding of the subject through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. 
  • There is a focus on mathematical thinking and language so that children become fluent and can reason and problem solve.
  • There is a high expectation that every child is able to reach their mathematical potential and can ‘Master’ areas of the curriculum.

 

Implementation

  1. Exploration (Whole class investigational type question)
  2. Structured Learning (Specific lesson focus  - concrete resources & whiteboards)
  3. Practice and apply (Fluency questions in maths books – pictorial and abstract)
  4. Extension / deepening understanding (Chance to prove and explain)

 

Impact

  • Children will become more confident when exploring mathematically.
  • Mathematical exploration becomes a key focus in every maths lesson giving skills and resilience to all children.
  • A love of learning for maths is developed in classes across the school.
  • Children of all ability will be able to answer fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions. 

 

Times Table Rockstars

We recommend that your child uses the link below to practice their Times Table fluency:

 

Early Years and Key Stage One

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

For parents of children in Early Years and Key Stage One the webpage will be extremely useful to you and focuses on supporting your child in lots of practical and engaging ways.  It has plenty of information and videos about maths development from 0-6 with fun activities that you can build into everyday life and play.

Key Stage One and Key Stage Two

The BBC Bitesize website is a really valuable resource with plenty of videos and games to engage your child and to give them the opportunity to apply their skills.

Key Stage One games and videos

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zjxhfg8

Key Stage Two games and videos

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z826n39

 

 

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