Mathematics teaching at Park Primary School is geared towards enabling each pupil to develop within their capabilities, not only the mathematics skills and the understanding required for later life, but also an enthusiasm and fascination about mathematics itself.
At Park, our teaching of mathematics across the school is based upon the mastery approach. The Singaporean Maths – No Problem! scheme of work is currently being used to deliver the mathematics curriculum in Years 1 -4. This will roll out to Years 1 – 5 in 2018/19 and Years 1-6 in 2019/20.
Fluency in number is at the heart of our vision. This is developed through knowledge of place value, the rapid recall of times tables up to 12 (by the end of Year 4) and applying this to create related multiplication and division facts. We aim to increase pupil confidence in mathematics so the children are able to express themselves and their ideas using the language of mathematics with assurance.
The mastery approach to teaching involves:
- Whole class moving through content at the same pace
- Time to think deeply about the mathematics
- Building self confidence in learners
- Differentiation through depth rather than acceleration
The children achieve mastery through exploring, clarifying, practising and applying their learning over time. When a child can represent their learning in multiple ways; they have the mathematical language to be able to communicate related ideas and they can think mathematically with the concept so that they can independently apply it to a totally new problem in an unfamiliar situation, then the mathematical concept or skill has been mastered.
Further information and videos about the Maths – No Problem! scheme can be found here:
Maths – No Problem! Parent Videos
New Maths Games for Developing Skills
The above game is a great way to practise rapid recall of times tables facts with children, click here to play in fullscreen!
There are more great revision tool like this on this website. Also look at Hit the Button which is another brilliant maths game.
Knights of the Times Tables
Fluency in number through knowledge of place value, the rapid recall of times tables up to 12 (by the end of year 4) and applying this to create related multiplication and division facts is at the heart of our vision.
We aim to increase pupil confidence in maths so they are able to express themselves and their ideas using the language of maths with assurance.
We are continually aiming to raise the standards of achievement of the pupils in Park Primary School.
One way which we encourage children at Park to develop the key skill of number multiplication is with our times tables challenge called ‘Knights of the Times Tables.’ You can find help sheets to enable your child prepare for this challenge below.
|Knights of the Times Tables booklet|
Please encourage your child to use the maths following resources to help them increase their confidence in maths and to help them progress in the key skills. (jump to Early Years or Developing Maths Skills)
Early Years Mathematics Songs:
Early Years Home Ideas
Developing Maths Skills
Maths Parents’ Workshop – Mastery
Maths Parents’ Workshop – Summer 2015 document
Maths Parents’ Workshop – Division document
Maths Parents’ Workshop – Multiplication document
Maths Parents’ Workshop – Subtraction document
Maths Parents’ Workshop – Addition document