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Mathematics

Intent

When a child leaves this school, we want children to understand that maths is a creative and highly interconnected discipline. To understand that it is essential to everyday life, critical in science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We want children to enjoy maths and develop their confidence allowing them to persevere when faced with problems. For children to have a range of techniques to solve problems and have a good understanding of number. To allow children to experience maths in a real-life situation using money, measure etc.

 

Implementation 

EYFS work using their curriculum ensuring that the foundations for mathematics further up the school are embedded. Accurate number formation is demonstrated and practised, and a strong sense of number is promoted through practical activities and one to one correspondence. Using concrete apparatus, the part, part, whole model is used; this is the pre-cursor to the bar-model used in subsequent classes.

 

In years one to six, children usually have at least three levels of work to choose from. In consultation with the teacher, a child can choose the level of challenge that they need, moving up or down levels as required. All lessons follow an agreed template (one for KS1 and another for KS2). Times tables books and times tables practise follow a set routine in years 3-5 and times tables work using a grid system is used in year 6.

Maths Websites

Times Table Rock Stars

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each child from Year 2 to 6 has their own login so that they can practise times table facts.

 

Numbots

From the innovators who bring you Times Tables Rock Stars, comes a highly engaging platform for learning to add and subtract… NumBots! NumBots is all about every child achieving the “triple win” of understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating.

 

​BBC Bitesize
Great website for an all round introduction to mathematical areas that your child will work through. This website breaks down into separate key stage one and key stage two.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

Numeracy Shed
Very interesting website with plenty of maths games, problems and challenges. 
http://www.mathematicshed.com/

Maths Frame
Wide range of mathematical concepts are covered in this website. Come and explore.
http://mathsframe.co.uk/

Maths Sphere
Plenty of activities to complete on this website.
http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/

Woodlands Primary School
This amazing resources has a vast selection of interactive maths games.
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/

Maths Playground
Lots of puzzles, problems and logic on this website. Hours of fun!
http://www.mathplayground.com/

Power Lines
Very addictive game involving addition of small numbers. It's not as easy as you think!
http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/powerlines/powerlines1.html

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