Subject Leader: Ms C Goulding and Miss R Cloake (LKS2 )
Maths Team: EYFS Miss L Omari, KS1 Miss R Sproston, UKS2 Mrs O Dias-Grindy
The development of children’s Mathematical understanding, skill and confidence is a priority at Baguley Hall.
We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of Maths in the wider World and that they are also able to use their Mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives, now and in the future, in a range of different contexts, at work and at home.
We look for every opportunity to make links with the other subjects taught in school, so the children can apply their Maths knowledge in a different way, for example, fair testing in Science, directions in Geography.
As stated in National Curriculum ‘Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas.’ At Baguley Hall we ensure that all pupils become fluent, reason mathematically and solve problems. We encourage all children to have a ‘CAN DO’ attitude towards mathematics and to think mathematically, enabling them to reason, solve problems and assess risk in a range of contexts.
- Become fluent in the fundamentals in maths… with increasingly complex problems over time.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- Solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication.
- Are confident at understanding the maths vocabulary associated with the maths they are learning and it helps them to make connections
For more information, please see below.
Due to the impact of COVID 19, teachers have identified children that need further support to strengthen and consolidate their previous years of learning, in order for them to progress. These children work at a level appropriate to their needs using the Power Maths scheme within the relevant year group’s curriculum. Teachers also plan units based on the assessment of prior learning and where necessary reteach previous objectives. As such, some year groups may be at different points than those stated within the long term plans.
Vocabulary development is intrinsic to academic progress as children’s working vocabulary demonstrates what they know and understand. So, vocabulary is the building block of our curriculum, and a robust teaching of vocabulary is intertwined throughout every lesson taught.
Times table Rock Stars (TTRS)
Children develop their fluency in Mulitiplication and division through the Times Table Rockstar programme. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.
Children are encouraged to practice their times tables in school and also at home. You can log into the TTRS website here
Times Table Awards
Each half term, children are given the opportunity to take part in the times table awards programme. The awards are Bronze, Silver. Gold and Platinum.
Bronze - 2, 3, 5 and 10 multiplication tables
Silver - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 multiplication tables
Gold - all multiplication tables from 1 to 12.
Platinum - all multiplication tables from 1 to 12 with the inverse, squared and cubed numbers, square and cube root and decimal multiplication.