Maths news Spring update 2017
We use practical apparatus to support the teaching and learning of Maths.
Miss Leithgoe is also organising a Mathletics day, where children will take part in hands-on maths activities. Look out for more details coming soon!
We have developed a consistent approach to the teaching of written calculation methods. This will establish continuity and progression throughout the school.
Learning Times Tables
Learning times tables off by heart allows children to calculate and estimate in their head, thereby helping them across the maths curriculum. The new national curriculum (September 2014) sets out clear expectations for when children should acquire this skill:
|By the end of Year ...||Children should be fluent in ...|
|Year 2||2, 5 & 10 times tables|
|Year 3||3, 4 & 8 times tables|
All times tables up to 12 x 12
In order to help children achieve this, Staincliffe Junior School invented Rainbow Maths, where children aim to pass their test every week in order to move up to the next level.