We want our children to make excellent progress and to be rigorous in their learning.
We believe that maths can and be enjoyable, exciting and engaging for all children.
All children will leave St Peters with core life skills and fluent mental maths skills.
Children will be equipped to deal with harder problems and will know a range of problem-solving strategies
By the end of St Peter’s our students will have a wide variety of opportunities in maths including competitions, workshops, presentations and trips.
We follow the national Curriculum objectives for Maths. You can find the half-termly breakdown of how we aim to cover the objectives here. Please bear in mind that we aim to cater to each class' individual needs, so content covered in class may be slightly different from the overview here.
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables. To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds! The goal is for all participating rockers to be Times Table Rock Stars after 20 weeks!
Please find below the Parent Handbook for Times Tables Rock Stars. This contains all the information you need to support your child to become a Times Tables Rock Star. You can also download the free App by visiting your Play Store.
To use scatter tables to support your child in learning their times tables, you call out a question from the times table you are focusing on and your child has to point to the answer on the page. For example, if you are concentrating on the 5 times table, then find the Scatter Table for the 5s and call out questions like, “9 times 5” (your child points to 45), “6 times 5” (your child points to 30) or “5 times 12” (your child points to 60). Your child should be trying to get the answers correct each time and not worrying about the speed. The full set of scatter tables is provided in the document below.
Just click on an image to go to the website
J2E Blast multiplication and arithmetic practise:
https://www.j2e.com/j2blast (To log in use your LGFL login)
Maths at home:
Lots of great videos to help your child with maths:
http://mathsathome.lgfl.org.uk/ (To log in use your LGFL login)
Great for practising your times tables at home - Mr Langridge's favourite game is Patty's Paints
Aligned to American school system, but still some great games