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Maths

Maths intent:

  • 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.

 

Maths Implementation:

 

  • Maths takes place every morning.
  • Every day starts with a mental starter.
  • Cross curricular maths activities are encouraged across all subjects.
  • In EYFS Children are gradually introduced to numbers, to promote higher understanding and to ensure children are fluent and confident.
  • In EYFS Children learn through a variety of activities.
  • Children will have a wide range of opportunities to demonstrate their understanding using pictures, concrete materials and written method.
  • Every two weeks each class will complete a timetable test or number bond test.
  • Every 3 weeks, each class will complete a mental math test.
  • Each class will follow a circular curriculum, so that they have the opportunity to consolidate and move on over the year.
  • Children are moved onto challenges, when ready and are encourage to explain their answers.
  • Year 1 to 6 will have 3 end of term assessments.
  • Children are given the opportunity to challenge themselves in every lesson and be moved onto problem solving lessons.
  • Children are encouraged to start evaluating their methods and how could they have solved problems more efficiently.

    

Maths impact:

 

  • Half termly mini tests and arithmetic tests. 
  • Termly reasoning and arithmetic tests. 
  • End of unit mini  tests, to ensure no child is left behind. 
  • Written work completed in maths books alongside practicals. 
  • Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
  • Pupils’ response to marking of written work in books.
  • Observing lessons and monitoring of planning to assess children’s learning and level of challenge.
  • SMART sheets used to track progress

Maths Curriculum per year group

 

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.

Rockstar timestables:

 

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.

 

Websites for children to use at home

 

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 

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