This year will see us continue our journey, with the support of the St Helen's Maths hub, making Maths relevant to the children. We leave on-one behind in our teaching and learning.
The 3 core area of the subject:
Problem solving are all taught and developed over the course of the year in conjunction with the schemes of learning. Why not follow the link below to see what your child is studying in Mathematics this week?
It is essential for our children to learn basic skills in Maths to enable them to solve real life problems involving number, calculation, shape and measures.
We have been working hard to ensure our Maths learning environments include high quality, practical resources and interactive working walls to support the children with the strategies they choose.
The next time you are in school, please come and see them...even the teachers learn from looking at each others working walls. Should you ever have any questions - please see your child's teacher. They will be only to happy to help.
Here is an example of how our learning environments progress throughout school to enable us to scaffold the children's learning effectively.
Multiplication and Division
Each child from year 2 upwards will have times table practice to do each week. Since the creation of the national times table test for year 4 (statutory from summer 2020) this area of maths has had a renewed focus. No one thinks that this is purely 'testing for testings sake' however, the skills of speedy and accurate number manipulation, multiplication and division recall really do underpin a large proportion of the curriculum since 2014. We focus upon number facts and number bonds in year 1 and then each week from year 2 onwards, the children have a targeted focus on an individual times table. This is tracked. Your child should always know which times table they are learning...why not ask them?
The times table book works in a similar fashion to the reading diary. Here a daily task is used to support your child with their learning of these key number facts.
In addition to our daily Maths lessons we have many opportunities for the children to enhance their problem solving skills through events in school. Our more recent 'Bring and Buy' event proved very popular again this year. The children really enjoyed taking on the roll as shop keeper and allowed the other children to purchase their items and provide them with the correct change. Well done everyone!
Keep checking our website for our future Maths events!