At Abbey Meads, we encourage children to have a positive attitude to Mathematics and to gain a deeper understanding of Mathematical concepts through a process of enquiry, reasoning and problem solving. We enforce confidence in Mathematics, where children can express ideas fluently and talk about the subject using mathematical language.
Ways we teach children to learn mathematical skills:
We implement a mastery approach curriculum where we provide carefully crafted lessons and resources to foster deep conceptual and procedural knowledge, utilising the National Curriculum and the White Rose Maths scheme. Teachers utilise the White Rose small steps approach, but do not follow rigidly the White Rose Scheme.
Maths is taught daily throughout EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
We embed the core skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and realise the importance and application of number in an everyday real life context.
We use practical apparatus and resources in our Maths teaching.
We promote the importance of learning the multiplication tables and their related division facts through fun lessons and ‘Time Tables Rock Stars’, celebrating individual achievements along the way.
We develop an understanding of shape, data and measures through practical creative lessons which are often cross-curricular and encourage pupil led investigations.
Our teaching of Mathematics aims to equip children with the necessary numeracy skills to allow them to use different methods and strategies in everyday life, as they continue on their learning journeys.
Mathletics is an inspiring and engaging online platform for improving and reinforcing math skills. Mathletics is designed to inspire children with the desire to learn and the confidence to succeed. If you have mislaid your log in details please see your child's class teacher. Please click here to access the website.
To support the use of Maths methods at home, we have produced these short videos of the commonly used methods in school.
We start to use some of these methods in Year 3 (such as the expanded method for addition and subtraction) and these are then built upon in Year 4, 5 and 6 (moving on to the compact methods for both of these and then applying them to more complex problems). There are also methods for multiplication and division. We start multiplication with the grid method towards the end of Year 3 and this often carries through to Year 4. By Year 5 the children are expected to use expanded multiplication and eventually the compact method. Division is similar with the children being introduced to chunking towards the end of Year 3 through to Year 4, before moving onto the Bus Stop Method (called this because it looks like a bus stop) by Year 5/6.
Please click below for ways to support at home:
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