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Subject Leader: Miss Taunton

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Intent 

At Meadlands, we are passionate about teaching Maths. Of course we want our pupils to have a secure understanding of the national curriculum, but more importantly we want to develop and grow mathematicians, who love and get excited by maths, who are able to use their new learning across the curriculum and see how it can be used in real life. Through our maths lessons, we aim to develop pupils who aspire to be challenged and are independent learners continually pushing themselves. 

 

Curriculum Implementation 

Maths lessons are taught daily, with pupils learning in mixed-ability groups. An exception is in Year 6, where we have very successfully implemented Maths Families. We follow the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work, where topics such as fractions, calculation, geometry, are taught in blocks. This allows pupils to grasp a new concept and apply their new learning to reasoning and problem solving activities. It also provides less confident mathematicians time to develop a really secure and solid foundation of basic understanding. At the end of each block, pupils will complete an end of unit assessment. This will demonstrate what they have mastered and, of course, identify any whole class or individual misconceptions that need to be addressed. 

 

Alongside our maths lessons, we also run booster sessions which can be before or during school. These are led by either the Class Teacher or Teaching Assistants and are made up of pupils who share similar mathematical misconceptions. The sessions run for a short duration, with the aim of helping develop pupils' understanding of one simple identified area. We have had much success with these and this is just one way we make sure all children are given the opportunity to succeed.  

 

Another method we use to support our less confident mathematicians is 'pre-teaching' new skills and concepts. These sessions normally last for 15 minutes and are run just before the whole class teaching. This allows the class teacher to introduce new concepts, skills and language to a small group of pupils to develop their understanding and confidence before the main teaching. 

 

 

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

 

Attainment 

As Maths Leader, I continually monitor teaching and learning throughout the school and develop my own understanding of what we can do to make maths even stronger.  Our end of key stage data is significantly above national and demonstrates the upward journey that Meadlands is on. 

 

Key Stage 1 data 

 

Key Stage 2 data 

 

If you would like to see further analysis of our maths data please follow this link: https://www.meadlands.richmond.sch.uk/results/.

 

Maths Awards:

Meadlands’ Times Table Challenge

With the announcement that Year 4 will now be completing multiplication tests, it is imperative that all pupils in every year group learn their assigned tables.

 

To motivate pupils to learn their multiplication tables, an award system has been designed involving Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond certificates which link to the times tables that pupils are expected to know at the end of set year groups. The pupils need to learn their tables and complete a timed test in order to receive their certificate. Certificates are then awarded in the Friday Achievement Assembly.

 

Name of the award

Times tables

Time given – mins

Number of questions

Bronze award – Year 1

Number bonds to 6

2

10

Silver award – Year 1

Number bonds to 10

2

10

Gold Award – Year 1

Number bonds for all numbers to 10

2

15

Silver Award – Year 2

2,5,10

3

20

Gold Award – Year 2

2,5,10 – times and division

4

20

Bronze Award – Year 3

1,2,3,4,5,10

5

60

Silver Award – Year 3

1,2,3,4,5,8,10

5

60

Gold Award – Year 3

2,3,4,5,8,10 times and division

5

60

Platinum

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10, 11, 12 times

5

60

Diamond

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10, 11, 12 times and division

5

60

End of year expectations

  • Year 2 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2,5 and 10 times table
  • Year 3 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3,4 and 8 times table
  • Year 4 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for 12 x 12

 

Useful Websites

 

A general site that then gives you access to a range of online games andchallenges:

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

 

A Year 5 favourite:

http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/grand_prix/grand_prix.html

 

These sites allow you to work on specific tables:  

http://www.mathplayground.com/balloon_invaders.html

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/tabletrees.html

http://www.transum.org/Software/Tablesmaster/ 

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