At St Stephens Community Academy we continue to develop our teaching for maths mastery approach, where all children are encouraged to succeed and are challenged every day.
We believe that :
We use The White Rose SOL along with the DfE Ready to Progress materials to implement the National Curriculum for Mathematics. Through the use of a range of concrete resources, images and real life links all children can :
· become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately, efficiently, in a variety of problems
· reason mathematically through developing their mathematical thinking -conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
· can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
· develop confidence to approach challenges, considering what they already know or what they notice, and broaden their own understanding through selecting different representations and aiming to apply efficient methods.
At St Stephens Community Academy we encourage rapid recall of known facts in all 4 operations with the building blocks of this starting in the Foundation Stage. EYFS and KS1 follow the Mastering Number programme to develop number sense and fluency, building confidence in number talk.
Key Instant Recall Facts ( KIRFs) are learnt half termly to support this. We also use Numbots and TT Rock Stars to promote number fluency.
EARLY YEARS MATHEMATICS LEARNING RESEARCH GROUP; Cohort 3 ( Supported by the Cornwall and Devon Maths Hub ( CoDe) and the NCETM
January – July 2019
We are delighted that our EYFS and Year 1 teachers were part of this research group.
Mastering Number: supported by CoDe and the NCETM: September 2021-July 2022
Our EYFS and KS1 classes are participating in this project and the pupils are enjoying embedding their Number Sense- a key foundation for maths.
Mastering Number link for further information
A list of useful Mathematics based websites for Parents and Pupils:
https://ttrockstars.com Pupils have their individual logins- a fun way to improve recall of multiplication facts.
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/Pupils can log in to practice key concepts learnt in class by working through the lesson slides, play games and complete any maths homework.
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ - follow the links to the correct Key stage: Years 5 and 6 are KS2, Years 7 and 8 are KS3 – this website is very useful for revision
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ - Useful website for KS2 pupils to practice some key skills in maths
www.mathszone.co.uk - Useful website with hundreds of links to other websites – most resources are for KS2 with some for KS3
www.supermathsworld.com - Maths games website aimed at mostly KS2 pupils – pupils can log in as a guest or create an account
www.coolmath.com - Maths games website for pupils with links to lots of other sister websites such as coolmaths4kids.com
www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html - Free online maths games resources for KS2 pupils
www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/ - KS3 revision website – there is a parents as well as a pupil info section – click on the maths link on the left hand side - some resources are free but a login and password need to be set up to access the majority of resources
www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/ - Similar to the KS3 version above – there is also a parents info section as well
www.free-training-tutorial.com/ordering-numbersgam... - A maths games website (with some links to typing practice as well) mostly suitable for KS2 pupils and perhaps some KS3 pupils