What does Maths look like at Southey Green?
Maths sessions take place daily across EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
In EYFS, Maths is always accessible through provision. Children are able to explore the resources available to them and are encouraged to become familiar with them to aid their learning. Each day there is a Maths Focus session where skills are taught to the children that will then help them to access the activities set out in provision.
In KS1 and KS2, every session starts with an arithmetic focus where children are given the opportunity to revisit prior learning and have in depth discussions about how they reached an answer. The arithmetic focus is to support maths fluency and to ensure that all skills are regularly covered. The rest of each maths lesson is to explore the new maths content through skill, application and deeper learning. Children are encouraged to develop their reasoning skills through these sessions and move through the learning journey at their own pace.
From Y1-Y4, children will take part in a daily times table session lasting around 10 minutes. In Y5 and Y6 these sessions will take place at least three times a week. Children will be taught the times table, the related division facts and will also be given opportunities to practise using it through games, activities and the use of TT Rockstars. A teacher assessment will take place at the end of every half term so that we know which times tables we need to explore further.
From June 2020, children at the end of Y4 will take part in a Multiplication Tables Check. By this time, children are expected to know and use multiplication and division facts up to 12x12.
What can I do to help?
- Help your child complete their homework each week.
- Provide opportunities to practise their times tables through games, activities and online apps.
- Encourage your child to use Maths in real contexts – e.g. at the shop/following a recipe
What websites will help?
https://ttrockstars.com/ - TT Rockstars – Ask your child’s teacher if they can’t remember their login.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 Maths – KS1
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 Maths – KS2
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ Range of games for all ages.