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Mathematics

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas". Albert Einstein

Our Maths planning comes directly from the National Curriculum supported by the ‘Can Do Maths’ scheme which focusses on a mastery model.

CanDoMaths has a mission on supporting you to develop a ‘CanDo Attitude’ to Maths within the classroom so that every child believes they can. The three core beliefs of CanDoMaths are teaching for understanding, belief and hard work. CanDoMaths involve children exploring various concepts and representations through practical activities, fluency of new concepts and applying their knowledge and learned vocabulary to problem solving questions. Throughout our mathematical learning, children will complete daily Maths on Track meetings, which allow children to consolidate their learning, revisit topics, practise arithmetic skills and deepen their understanding.

 

Teaching for Understanding

Teaching that focuses on developing secure and deep understanding, including the use of practical resources and iconic representations supports the learning and memorisation of mathematical concepts. The teaching of 'rules' and 'tricks' with no understanding and the use of only ‘standard’ examples contribute to learners feeling they 'can't do' maths.

Belief

All learners need to believe they can succeed and also believe that their teacher, and parents, believe they can succeed. Adopting a growth mind-set is at the heart of a 'CanDoMaths’ approach including the use of 'yet’ and knowing that making mistakes is an essential part of learning.

Hard Work

Success comes from hard work. It's as simple as that! Mathematics can be difficult at times but success can be achieved through hard work.

EYFS Roadmap

Year 1-6 Roadmaps

 

 

Luckwell Maths Challenge

Knowledge of times tables (and their associated division facts) supports mathematical learning and understanding and those children who have a strong grasp of them tend to be more self-assured when learning new concepts. In an ideal world, every pupil will start secondary school with a fluent, accessible and automatic knowledge of their tables.

We have introduced the Luckwell Maths Challenge to encourage our children to know all their multiplication and division facts.

The Luckwell Maths Challenge takes place every Friday, this is when students have the opportunity to win their bronze, silver, gold and platinum awards.

This is what must be known in order to receive an award.

Bronze - number bonds to 10 and 20

Silver - multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Gold - multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

Platinum - multiplication and division facts for the 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables.

Below are some useful links that will help students practise.

 

And Beyond...

For those students who have a secure understanding of their time tables, we still like to continue developing their number knowledge.

Below are some links that our students use in order to be extended.

 

 

 

 

Primary Maths Challenge

We take part in the Primary Maths Challenge each year in November.  This is a fun and exciting mathematical challenge aimed at pupils in years 5 and 6.
The Primary Maths Challenge encourages enthusiasm, boosts confidence in mathematics and shows the different way questions can be asked. The PMC is designed to make pupils think outside the box. The questions asked are not necessarily subjects that have been covered in the curriculum by this time but the questions can create a great starting point and lead to discussions later in the year.