Useful Maths Information

What are our aims?

  • Children will approach mathematics with confidence, enthusiasm and the motivation to achieve.
  • Children will improve their mathematical understanding through developing greater fluency and becoming more skilled in reasoning and problem solving.

 

The 2014 National Curriculum explains these aspects of mathematical understanding as children needing to: 

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

 

We are adopting new methods to improve our teaching of maths this year, following government recommendations. We are using a ‘maths mastery’ approach to improve children’s mathematical understanding through greater use of concrete apparatus and visual representations to support their grasp of abstract concepts.  We are teaching children to show their maths learning in a variety of ways and representations, and they are enjoying these new methods and making good progress!

Come along to our Parents’ Information Evening on 14th November to find out more! 

Maths Morning Information

Please find below a link to our Maths Morning presentation:- 

How you can help your child at home

    

    

 

The materials below this text are from Oxford Owl Maths and are free for parents to access. These resources are designed to support you with your children’s maths throughout their primary years. You'll find a whole host of activities, simple ideas and top tips to help your child at home.

Playing games are a great way to improve the confidence of your child in maths. It is a great way to consolidate knowledge learnt in the classroom.

 

Our Calculation Policy

Calculation Policy

White Rose Calculation Policy

Useful Websites for Maths

Below are a selection of websites that you may find helpful in supporting your child's learning in maths.  If any parents or children know of any great maths websites that we haven't put on here, please let us know so we can add them for others to use.

Mathletics

On Mathletics the children are able to play live against children from all over the world using their number skills.  It's a great way to develop fluency and confidence with times tables and number bonds.  Every child in our school has an individual username and password for Mathletics.  Please contact the class teacher if you need a copy.

 

 

 

NRICH - Enriching Mathematics

NRICH is a super website developed by the University of Cambridge with the aim to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners.

The website is full of activities including mathematical reasoning and problem solving in a range of contexts.  There are 'live' problems and individuals can post their solutions if they find them!

 

 

Learn Your Times Tables

Times tables are a crucial part of maths; fluent knowledge of times tables helps with many aspects of maths learning.  The expectations of the curriculum are children should know up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.  On this website, you can choose which times table you want to practice.  If you are confident with them all you can choose to do a mix of tables.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 Woodland Maths Zone

This website provides lots of interactive maths activities for a range of abilities and ages. You will be Java and Flash installed on your computer.

 

Crickweb KS2 Maths
  Lots of free online maths games for KS2 children  Includes games based on times tables, shape and weight, calculations, number properties and ordering and division.

 

 

Maths Zone

Home to hundreds of learning activities for primary K1 and2 Maths, including favourites from AmbleWeb, BBC Bitesize, HGFL, A Blundred, MathPlayground 

 

 

 

Oxford Owl

Tips, games and activities to help your child with maths and times tables. 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Homework Help - Maths Zone

 

A variety of maths games for kids to practise their maths skills at home and at school. Includes ... Interactive Maths Games 

 

 

 

 

Maths4mumsanddads

   

ilovemathsgames

Games. Puzzles. Classroom Tools.

 

 

 

 

 

Maths is fun 

 Math explained in easy language, plus puzzles, games, quizzes, worksheets and a forum

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Games

 Interactive maths games and supporting maths worksheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bitesize Maths 

Maths learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers organised by level and topic.