Maths

Our amazing Maths work from years 1 to 6

Southglade Primary Schools Maths Co-ordinator is Mr Mark Easton. The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

• become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
• reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
• can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
• At Southglade children are encouraged to answer reasoning problems through explaining their thinking using Captain Conjecture and Co-Star Convince. Captain Conjecture helps children to explain what they they think is happening in the Maths problem and Co-Star Convince helps the children to find evidence to prove their answer is correct.

At Southglade we follow the CPA model of teaching (Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract) Math. Through this model children start by using a variety of concrete apparatus to practically explore the maths concept being taught. They will then move on to using pictorial representations of the maths and finally when ready work in the abstract. Times Tables Rockstars
Learning multiplication facts is a vital part of any child’s mathematical development. Once rapid recall of multiplication facts becomes possible, a whole host of mathematical activities will seem easier. Children need to be able to recall multiplication facts in any order and also to derive associated division facts. At Southglade we use TImes Tables Rockstars st practise children's rapid recall of multiplication and division facts. All children from years 2 to 6 have their own individual log in.

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

If you have any problems with TTRS please speak to your child's class teacher.

The expectations for each year group are set out below:

Year 1
Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.

Year 2
Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0.
Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.

Year 3
Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100.
Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4, and 8 multiplication.

Year 4
Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000.
Recall and use multiplication and division facts up to 12 × 12.
By the end of Year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table and show precision and fluency in their work.

Year 5/6
Developing skills using and applying their times tables knowledge.

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