25 September 2020
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Maths at Claremont

Intent

Claremont aims to provide a high-quality mathematics education that provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. There is a balance of fluency, problem solving and reasoning following K.C.C. guidance of progression. The children make use of manipulatives (equipment), working walls, the outdoors and each other in order to develop their understanding. Teachers develop children's independent higher order thinking skills. When children are able to describe, represent, explain, and create their own example of a concept, idea or technique they are demonstrating 'mastery'. When children are able to solve problems of greater complexity, demonstrating creativity and imagination, independently explore and investigate, communicate results clearly, and systematically explain and generalise, they are working at greater depth.

Curriculum for mathematics on a term-by-term basis

EYFS
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Curriculum for mathematics on a year-by-year basis

EYFS
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Calculation

Please click on this link for a guide to how addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are taught in each year group.

Times Tables

Please click on this link for a guide about learning times tables.

How can I help my child get faster at recalling their times tables facts? Watch this video:


What do I do if my child cannot memorise times tables facts? Watch these videos:








Five Ways to Share Maths with Kids

Maths has moved on since many parents were at school. It's not about mechanically answering questions, it's about enjoying maths and being curious and learning about its beauty and power.

In this TED Talk, Dan Finkel explains how maths can be playful and is something to explore and enjoy.
https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_finkel_5_ways_to_app...

Online Learning

Mathseeds (Year 1) https://mathseeds.co.uk
This is a web and app based learning resource. It teaches early mathematical
skills in highly structured lessons, and encourages children to learn because
it’s motivating and because it’s fun. Each child progresses through the online
lessons at their own pace and is rewarded for their achievements. All
lessons and activities can be repeated as often as necessary, so that children
can revise and consolidate skills. Mathematical knowledge and the ability to
solve problems are essential skills that all children need to be successful at school. Visit https://soapbox.wistia.com/videos/45uJw5ghHg
for more information about Mathseeds.

Mathletics (Years 2-6) https://www.mathletics.com/uk/
This is a web and app based learning resource. It produces powerful reports,
providing teachers with deep insights into how classes and individual learners are progressing. These reports can be used to find where students are excelling, where they’re being challenged, and how to shape future activities and games to suit all learning needs. By blending intrinsic and extrinsic motivations and rewards, and using best-practice theories of gamified learning, Mathletics keeps students engaged with maths. Visit https://soapbox.wistia.com/videos/m3GAAbZeZG
for more information about Mathletics.

Numbots (Year 3) https://numbots.com
This is a web based and app based learning resource. The goal is for pupils to
use efficient mental calculation strategies to add and subtract two-digit
numbers, so that they leave counting on their fingers behind! Visit https://numbots.com/schools/ for more information.

Times Tables Rockstars (Years 4-6) https://ttrockstars.com
This is a web based and app based learning resource. It is a personalised times tables training programme. For information about the TTRS model, visit:




For information about the online games, visit:



Glossary

Please click on this link to find out the meaning of mathematical terms.

What is 'mastery in mathematics'?

Please click on this video link to understand what is meant by 'mastery'.


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