Key Learning in Mathematics
Maths Week 2020
Well done to everyone who took part in the Maths competition!
White Rose Maths
This is an exciting year at Holy Trinity as we continue our Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach whilst using a new method of White Rose Maths to support our journey.
Using their philosophy and teaching resources, we are building a culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress.
It was chosen as it will be a whole-school primary maths programme that will provide everything we need to support an approach to teaching and learning mathematics which is greater in depth and meets the expectations of the National Curriculum.
All ages will be hands on using a range of manipulatives including base 10 and place value counters as they learn and build on their knowledge of mathematical concepts.
At the end of each unit of work there will be a mini assessment.
What Maths looks like at Holy Trinity.
We aim to make all our maths lessons as interactive and exciting as possible. All the children are able to use resources such as: numicon, multi-link cubes, number rods, number lines and counters to help them understand the maths they are learning.
The main part of the lesson is split between teacher-led activities, whiteboard activities and group work. The children are exposed to lots of examples and worked through questions using the resources to help them.
Once the children are confident with the maths they have been learning, they will independently apply their knowledge to their own work.
There will also be a linked Reasoning and/or Problem Solving question to allow the children to make relationships and links with their learning.
Homework is usually a consolidation of what they have been learning about in class.
If you have any questions about what the children are learning, please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher or myself via the school office.
Multiplication Tables Check
Websites to help Year 4 children prepare for the multiplication tables check.
There are many websites that can help your child with maths, these are just a few suggestions.
Maths Dictionary - An online maths dictionary for children.
Your child will have their TT Rock Star details in the front of their reading record.
You can access the games via the internet or download the app from the App store or from Google play.
Children can log on and play the games linked to their times tables.
We will also be using the app in school.
The aim is for the children to become more confident and therefore quicker at answering their times table questions.
TT Rock Stars - click here to access the website on a computer or tablet.
It is so important that all children know their times tables. It will help them in all areas of maths, from fractions and decimals to division and ratio!
This is the National Curriculum document for Maths.
Helpful hints sheets to help children with their maths.