Curriculum Maths

Maths at Wouldham

Our Intent... 

Maths at Wouldham All Saints is engaging and inclusive of all. As children progress through our school they establish firm foundations of maths through carefully planned and differentiated opportunities that are active, creative and challenge all. Children are immersed in rich learning environments that enable them to leave our school as confident mathematicians, applying their knowledge to real life experiences. We want children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. Pupils are able to apply their mathematical knowledge to other subjects and real life contexts, appreciating its fundamental value in everyday life.  Lessons are carefully planned and implement the school’s calculations policy to ensure clear progression through the key stages. Teachers follow the National Curriculum and use the 2simple profile to monitor and track progress. Revision is key to pupil success and so regular consolidation of past areas of learning are implemented into termly planning.

Pupils leave Wouldham as confident, independent learners. As our pupils progress, we intend for our children to be able to understand the world, have the ability to reason mathematically, have an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

 

 

                     

       

Our Calculations Policy

                                             

At Wouldham All Saints children are introduced to the processes of calculation through practical, oral and mental activities. As children begin to understand the underlying ideas they develop ways of recording to support their thinking and calculation methods, use particular methods that apply to special cases, and learn to interpret and use the signs and symbols involved. Choosing the appropriate strategy, recording in mathematics and in calculation in particular is an important tool both for furthering the understanding of ideas and for communicating those ideas to others. A useful written method is one that helps children carry out a calculation and can be understood by others. Written methods are complementary to mental methods and should not be seen as separate from them. The aim is that children use mental methods when appropriate, but for calculations that they cannot do in their heads they use an efficient written method accurately and with confidence. It is important children acquire secure mental methods of calculation and one efficient written method of calculation for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division which they know they can rely on when mental methods are not appropriate. Click on the image below to access our school calculations policy.        

                                                                                    

How to support your child with maths at home

White Rose

White Rose is one of the many resources we use in school to support our teaching of maths. The scheme has produced a series of parent books to support parents with maths at home. Please click on the relevant year group image to access the workbooks. More workbooks will be uploaded as the year progresses. 

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

 

       

         

 

In addition to White Rose we encourage children to regularly log into their Mathletics accounts and key stage two pupils are able to access Times Tables Rockstars. Use the following images to access these resources. 

 

 

 

Mathletics Access

TImes Tables Rock Stars

Great ways to boost your child

In addition to home learning tasks and online resources we have put together a table of suggested objectives to work on with your child at home. Supporting your child in these areas will really help boost their confidence and compliment further learning in class. 

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number

Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals

Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens

Identify one more and one less of a given number

Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.

Recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes

 

 

 

Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward

Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones)

Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use and = signs

Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10

 

 

Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100

Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number

Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)

Compare and order numbers up to 1000 

Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words

Add and subtract numbers mentally (3 digits and 1s, 3 digits and 10s, 3 digits and 100s)

 

Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000

Find 1000 more or less than a given number

Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers

Recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones)

Order and compare numbers beyond 1000 

Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12

 

 

 

Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000.

Round any number up to 1 000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and

100 000

Read Roman numerals to 1000 and recognise years written in Roman numerals.

Establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19.

Identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2D representations.

 

Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit. 

Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero.

Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers. 

Convert between miles and kilometres.

Recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets. 

Revise division and multiplication facts to 12 x 12.