Here you will find information about Mathematics at Stubbins Primary School.
Our Mathematics Leader is Mrs. Salmon
“Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.”
(National Curriculum in England – Mathematics Programme of Study – Key Stages 1 and 2)
This statement is taken from the introduction to the new National Curriculum, which became statutory in September 2014. These principles epitomise our vision for mathematics at Stubbins Primary School.
What does my child learn in maths for each year?
Many parents ask how to support their child/ren with maths and so we have provided a guide for each year group of the National Curriculum which gives a general idea of what each year group, nationally, will learn at school. Stubbins' own calculations policies give a more detailed idea of exactly which methods and strategies have been adopted by our school. Please download the files below according to the year group you are interested in.
What does maths look like at Stubbins Primary School?
We aim to make our lessons as exciting and interactive as possible. Lessons usually begin with a short oral starter designed to get children thinking mathematically. These starters are short and pacy, with an emphasis on mental calculation and recall. The main part of the lesson is divided between teacher-led learning, group work and individual work, with review sessions to check the children’s understanding. Most lessons involve children using and applying the maths they have learned. Our Mathematics Policy gives more detail about our approach to teaching, learning and assessment.
What is Times Tables Rock Stars?
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.
Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.
This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 12,000 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
Have a look at this video which will explain why we are all so excited to be learning our Times Tables this way.
"Engaging, competitive and improves their arithmetic."
What can I do to help my child at home?
There are a large number of helpful websites which can help your child with their maths. Some suggestions are below:
Younger children should practise counting as often as possible. Here are some ideas for counting games:
- Chant the number names, encouraging your child to join in when they feel confident.
- Sing number rhymes together.
- Give them the opportunity to count a range of interesting objects (coins, pasta shapes etc), encouraging them to touch and move each item as they count it.
- Then ask them to count things they cannot touch or see (more difficult!) such as claps or jumps.
- Look for numbers in the environment, for example in your house or when out shopping.
- Cut out numbers from cards, magazines etc. and ask your child to order them.
- Make deliberate mistakes when counting or ordering numbers. Can your child spot what you have done wrong?