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Maths

Maths is a key life skill. Using a ‘mastery’ style of teaching, we aim to give pupils an understanding of the number system and an ability to solve number problems in a variety of contexts.  As a school we aim to develop positive learners who take pleasure and have confidence in their mathematics. Using small steps of learning, pupils of all abilities make good progress in their work and have a deepened understanding of the skills they are taught.

Lower Key Stage 2

The National Curriculum (2014) states that:

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in lower key stage 2 is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. We ensure that pupils develop efficient written and mental methods and perform calculations accurately with increasingly large whole numbers.

By the end of Year 4, all pupils should have an efficient knowledge of their times tables to 12×12.

Upper Key Stage 2

The National Curriculum (2014) states that:

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in upper key stage 2 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. This should develop the connections that pupils make between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio.

In both LKS2 and UKS2 an emphasise is put on reasoning, explanation and the use of correct vocabulary.

We follow the White Rose Maths MTP which uses small steps of learning utilising practical, pictorial, concrete and abstract learning. This allows all pupils to develop a deep understanding.

At the end of each half-term the children are assessed all aspects of the learning that term. The teachers use this test, alongside the work in pupil’s books, to make a professional judgement on the level the child is working at.

As times tables form a huge basis for much of the maths learning, including fractions and percentages, we place a key emphasis on pupils having a firm knowledge of tables to 12×12. We develop this through the daily use of Times Tables Rockstars, weekly challenges, where classes compete to win Tommy the Times Tables Turtle, and also the much coveted half termly Times Tables Tycoon awards.

Further details about the teaching and learning of maths can be found on both our maths and calculation policies.

MATHS – Impact Statement 2022-2023 

Maths Key Instant Recall Facts  

Calculation policy

Times tables test are held, in classes, at the end of each term.

You decide when you are ready to try for your certificate.

Certificates range from Bronze to Gold +

Once you have one certificate, you work towards the next.

Our aim if for all children to be Gold by the end of Year 6.

Now it’s over to you. Learn your tables and become a

TIMES TABLES TYCOON

In order to get a certificate the children need to complete the following times tables

 

Certificate Tables Time Given Score to achieve (/60)
Bronze 1,2,3,4,5,10 210secs 50
Silver 1,2,3,4,5,67,8,9,10 180secs 55
Gold 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 120secs 57
Gold + 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 90 secs 60

Tests include multiplication and division facts

 ALL PUPILS ARE EXPECTED TO PRACTISE THEIR TABLES AS PART OF THEIR WEEKLY HOMEWORK

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