At Sellindge Primary School it is our intent to promote a lifelong, positive attitude towards maths and provide our children with a wide mathematical education taught in an enjoyable, relevant and creative way. Our teaching and learning in mathematics is underpinned by the three aims of the national curriculum: mathematical fluency, reasoning, and problem-solving.
Maths is used every day - we measure the floor area of a room when buying carpet and count our change when out shopping, it is an essential life skill. We use ‘real life’ experiences so children begin to understand the importance of applying maths skills in order to solve problems and engage them for future learning and the use of concrete materials is encouraged to support your child's learning.
Maths is taught daily using the White Rose materials (which implement the 2014 National Curriculum) and this encourages fluency, reasoning and problem solving using a wide range of mathematical methods; including mental and written.
The 4 areas of the National Curriculum are:
Details on each of these can be found by following the link (located within the Maths Document icon) to the 2014 curriculum.
Please help your child to know their Times tables up to 12x12 and the related division facts.
As you may be aware the Government has introduced a 'Times Table Test' for all Year 4 pupils to sit, at the end of Year 4.
Here are some ideas for learning these:
Times Tables Rock Stars use this link to access the website https://ttrockstars.com/ . You wil find your child's login and password located at the back of their Reading Record.
Times tables songs and chants
Times tables interactive computer games