At Cookridge Holy Trinity Primary School, as an inclusive school, we aim to achieve the highest standards of Mathematics capable for all our pupils. We aim for pupils to leave Holy Trinity being aware that Mathematics is an integral part of everyday life. A high quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, gives children the ability to reason mathematically and creates a sense of curiosity.
Mathematics also provides us with tools to;
- Tackle real life problems
- Communicate information
- Develop skills which are essential in other areas of the curriculum
- A lot of enjoyment can be obtained from appreciating the power of mathematics
Aims for Mathematics
Holy Trinity are continually aiming to raise the standards of achievement in Mathematics of our pupils.
Our Mathematics curriculum aims to:
- provide a positive attitude to Mathematics by making it interesting, purposeful and enjoyable.
- develop an awareness of the relevance of Mathematics in the real world.
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems.
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, 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 problems, including breaking down problems into simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
- pupils should make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
- develop, use and understand the language of Mathematics at their own level and be confident when articulating Mathematical concepts.
- be able to record their work in a clear and accurate where the presentation is a high standard and something they are proud of.
- develop the ability to think logically, reasonably and creatively in Mathematics.
- perform calculations mentally, using appropriate strategies.
- carry out written methods in-line with the school’s Calculation Policy.
- develop the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- provide opportunities to use a variety of equipment to stimulate and develop mathematical learning situations.
- achieve a sense of satisfaction through success.
- allow children to have fun!
Long Term Plans
There are many websites that can support home learning and help your child to practice the skills they are developing in school. Below is a list of websites that will help your child at home in an exciting and engaging way:
www.topmarks.co.uk – choose your age and topic and have fun playing a range of different maths games.
www.mathsplayground.com – there’s a wide range of simple yet engaging maths games to play.
www.mathszone.co.uk – there are lots of different activities on this website, just pick your topic and off you go!
www.multiplication.com – a fantastic website to help you with your times tables.
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/ – this website covers all areas of maths and has a step by step explanation for your child to help them use the correct methods.
Maths around school
- May 2022 – 3R matching equivalent fractions
- April 2022 – 5E Maths – Perimeter and Area Theme Park Challenge
- April 2022 – Year 5 Area and Perimeter
- April 2022 – 5H multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100, 1000.
- April 2022 – 1RM Learning about Multiplication
- April 2022 – 5H Perimeter and Area
- April 2022 – 5H Decimals
- April 2022 – 5H Maths and Art Day
- April 2022 – Year 1 experiment with capacity
- April 2022 – Reception – Beyond 10
- April 2022 – Reception – exploring ‘=’
- April 2022 – Reception – Number bonds to 10
- April 2022 – Reception – beyond 10
- March 2022 – 6C Maths of Juggling
- March 2022 – 4L Times tables
- March 2022 – 2J Fractions of bigger numbers
- March 2022 – 1RM use hundred squares to count in 2s, 5s and 10s
- February 2022 – 1A makes the Emerald City with 3D shapes
- February 2022 – 3R outdoor maths statistics challenge
- February 2022 – 3P Outdoor Maths Statistics challenge
- February 2022 – 3P Maths Dice Investigation
- February 2022 – Reception – Measuring Length
- February 2022 – Reception – exploring ten
- January 2022 – 2S Art and Number Day
- January 2022 – 3R reflection art
- January 2022 – 3R dressed up for Art and Number day
- January 2022 – 3P Reflection art
- January 2022 – 4L Math and Art day 2022
- January 2022 – 3P Outdoor Maths codebreaker
- January 2022 – 1RM exploring 3D shapes to design Emerald City sculptures
- January 2022 – 2S Learning about time
- December 2021 – 4W Christmas maths trails
- December 2021 – 4L Christmas maths trails
- November 2021 – 3R maths – cracking the code outdoors
- November 2021 – 1RM Playing Maths Games
- November 2021 – 3P Code breaking in Maths
- October 2021 – 4L Autumn Maths Trail
- October 2021 – 4W Autumn Maths Trail
- September 2021 – 2S Place Value in maths
- October 2021 – 4L making Roman numerals
- September 2021 – 2J Place value in maths
- September 2021 – 4w representing 4 digit numbers
- September 2021 – 4L representing 4 digit numbers
- September 2021 – Sorting mathematical objects 1RM
- Mathletics parent pack – This 4 page document explains what Mathletics is, includes a console map of the student centre, some top tips for using it and an explanation of the main rewards within the program
- “Mathletics parent tour” video – This 4 minute video will show the student console in a bit more depth – how to sign in, the different areas of the student console, additional resources, rewards to help students stay motivated
Pupil perceptions of maths