At Senacre Wood Primary school, we are committed to providing a high quality mathematics education because we recognise that mathematics pervades all aspects of our lives and helps us to make sense of our world.
The core of what we believe is that your child should experience success and excitement in their maths so that they develop a confident, positive attitude. Building connected mathematical knowledge and the ability to retrieve, and apply this understanding, as well as the ability to apply school values, is fundamental to our ethos.
Using the national curriculum for mathematics, and through the use of a mastery approach to teaching maths, we aim to ensure that all pupils:
For details of how we implement this within our school and how we measure the impact, please read our maths policy.
Providing support to your child's learning at home can be really valuable in reinforcing what they have learnt at school. The best way to support your child at home in Maths is to practise number bonds (quick mental addition and subtraction) and times tables - these provide a fantastic foundation for all areas of maths learning. Any time you are able to make maths 'real' for children is brilliant - please involve them any time you are reading scales (such as measuring mass in cooking), using money to pay at a till, and recognising numbers around them. Children need to see that maths is not just something they do at school.
Third Space Learning provides a useful Blog to support different Year groups-
TTRS boosts maths confidence and increases fluency and recall in multiplication and division, delivering better maths outcomes as it adapts to each user’s unique learning needs. It is also easy to play, on any device and on the go. Through regular use, pupils can also earn rewards in school.
Your school IXL account offers so many great features, such as unlimited questions in all of your subjects, fun awards and certificates. IXL also provides personalised recommendations and relevant insights for each individual student.
Numbots is aimed at EYFS and Y1; it helps to build up fast recall of what numbers look like (subitising) as well as improving addition and subtraction fluency for numbers within 20. As they progress, pupils collect achievement badges and unlock hundreds of new levels and challenges.
NSPCC Number Day is an inclusive maths inspired fundraising day. It is a great way to make maths fun and bring about a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude towards it.
To celebrate Number Day, we are having a fun day of maths activities and we will be taking part in Dress up for Digits. Pupils are asked to wear an item of clothing with a number on it (football shirt, cap, netball shirt or even a onesie!). Or get even more creative by dressing in a maths or numbers theme.
To help raise money for the NSPCC, we will be asking for donations, and we’d love everyone in the school to take part in this special event.
We’re really looking forward to all the fun of Number Day, and we really appreciate your support.