Maths is a vital part of the curriculum and one which will benefit our children throughout their lives. Like all our lessons, maths lessons are fun and enjoyable and teach children the necessary key skills in an interactive way.
This year is a very exciting year as we are continuing to build on teaching mastery in Maths through the Power Maths Schemes of Learning and new pupil books. Power Maths is designed with curiosity at its heart aiming to make maths a journey of adventure and discovery for every child! Power Maths has been approved by the Department of Education as a recommended textbook at KS1 and KS2, judged as “fully delivering a mastery approach”.
Our lessons involve lots of practical apparatus and pictorial representations as we teach the children to explain their understanding in full sentences using the correct mathematical vocabulary in order to deepen their understanding.
In line with the new curriculum, Years 3 - 6 also focus on arithmetic skills and gaining mastery in the four operations. As the children gain confidence, they will be able to use and apply these skills to solve problems and make great progress.
We also encourage our children to use Times Tables Rockstars online ( either on a laptop, tablet or phone. ) This is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables that will support our children to know their times tables facts inside out and upside down! They can log on and chose their own Rock name and Avatar as well as play to earn coins to buy new hair or a new guitar! They can work to improve their Rock speed and progress from a Wannabe to a Rock Hero! This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 14,000 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
Please look below for some useful links to support your child/children at home.