At Tidbury Green, we are Maths crazy!
At Tidbury Green, we recognise that maths is a part of our daily life and so we strive for our children to become confident mathematicians and life-long learners. We follow the National Curriculum (2014) and ensure that our lessons, underpinned by the White Rose Scheme, are routinely planned to incorporate the three aims of fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
The way we calculate in school today may be different to the strategies and methods you were taught so here are the mental strategies and written methods used by each class so that you can support your child at home:
Mathematical Vocabulary - Here are some key words to use when talking about different mathematical symbols.
Please support your child to learn the Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) for their year group. A new KIRF will be sent out each half term.
Learning multiplication facts are extremely important in Mathematics. It not only makes mental arithmetic easier but also enables children to understand relationships between numbers and grasp more complex methods quickly. In Year 4, children will also complete a ‘Multiplication Times Table Check’ so practise and preparation is vital to improve children’s knowledge of times tables and confidence to answer these type of questions.
Here are some useful websites to help us with our Maths, just click on the links below.
www.mathletics.com – all our KS1 and 2 children have their own username and password to access this brilliant website!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zjxhfg8 - these Bitesize pages provide revision tips and support for those children in Years 2 and 6 sitting their SATS!
https://www.mathsisfun.com/ - a great website at explaining concepts to children and providing activities to develop their learning further.
http://www.primarygames.com/math.php - these sites provide games and puzzles!
Tidbury Green's Guide to using Mathletics - click the title to download your guide to using Mathletics at home; if you have any questions, please see your child's class teacher or Miss Stone!
Take a look at the slideshow showing what we got up to during Maths Day - it was fantastic to hear how much our pupils enjoyed the day! As well as the fun activities going on in individual classes, Reception – Year 6 pupils had a great time in their workshops too. Reception – Year 4 managed to get Captain Morgan back to his ship using their maths and it was brilliant seeing the excellent teamwork amongst all our pupils. Meanwhile Years 5 and 6 managed to uncover the culprit behind the attempted murder of Michaela Maths using their knowledge of data, measuring and their number facts – well done to everyone!