Maths

Mathematics is delivered in mixed ability classes with five hourly sessions each week.One session a week is devoted to problem solving where the children have the opportunity to work in pairs or small groups to promote using and applying mathematical skills. This session is called ‘The Big Think.’

Big Maths is a teaching programme that is incorporated into our maths lessons to help children to become numerate. It teaches children how to manipulate numbers and understand how the number system works, this then allows them to solve maths problems.

Big Maths has four sections known as CLIC. This stands for Counting, Learn Its, It’s nothing new and Calculations.

Learn Its – These are addition facts and times tables facts the children should be able to recall without using their fingers.

 

Click on the links below for more details on the Maths Curriculum or the Big Maths scheme

Mathematics Key Stage 2 Maths Curriculum

Counting

Counting – children need to be able to count forwards and backwards in different steps depending on their level e.g. 1s 2s 5s 10s 25s. Thy also need to be able to start from different numbers not just ‘0’.

Count Fourways reminds us to count in different ways:

Squiggleworth helps us to partition numbers:

Learn Its

Learn Its – These are addition facts and times tables facts the children should be able to recall without using their fingers.

Addition

Times Tables

It’s Nothing New

This is a very important part of Big Maths. Children apply facts they have learnt in new situations.

Smile Multiplication:

Jigsaw Numbers:

Calculations

In this section of Big Maths the children will focus on how to use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

We use Speedy-Col to remind us to use the column method to add or subtract:

Super-Fab reminds the children to hold information in their head when they add and subtract:

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