Maths Intent at Holy Family
We strongly believe that all children, no matter what their starting points, can become confident, competent mathematicians. The use of Inspire Maths Mastery is fundamental to ensuring children experience a range of concrete, pictoral and abstract learning to maximise their understanding of mathematics. It is essential that, through EYFS and KS1, children have a secure knowledge of number at the earliest opportunity and use all available time to make as much progress as possible in this area. Our Maths curriculum, through consistent high expectations and challenge, ensures the majority of children leave KS2 with sustained Mastery. This means children are fluent in basic concepts, can reason mathematically and are able to make links with their knowledge to solve problems in relation to National standards. It is our intent that children build on some of the school’s intents in Maths specifically, working independently and collaboratively, building on prior knowledge, show resilience and peer and self-reflect.
Children in Reception have been getting better at doubling, halving, adding and subtraction. Today the children put all their knowledge together. They used fine motor skills and applied art skills to create their own calculation critter.
Children were asked questions to deepen their understanding.
"What is double 3?" Double 3 is 6
"If double 3 is 6, what is half of 6? Half of 6 is 3
"3+3=6 what other sentence can we say for this? "Double 3"
In year 4, the children have been learning about decimals. Recently, the children have been learning how to round one decimal place to the nearest whole number and recognising and writing decimal equivalents to 1/2, 1/4 and 3/4.
In Year 2, we have been studying measurement. We have calculated length and we have read time on analogue clocks. We have worked really had to apply knowledge to problems and explain our answers.
Year 5- Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Year 5 have been learning about fractions, decimals and percentages. The children apply what they have learnt to a task and then extend their knowledge using the skills they have learnt into reasoning problems Take a look at some of their amazing work!
Year One Maths
This term, we are focussing on multiplication and division. Here is some of the work that is displayed on our working wall following a week of multiplication.
At the end of last term, Year One used pan balances to help them to compare numbers, using the mathematical symbols for 'less than', 'more than' and 'equal to' to exemplify their findings.
Reception children have been using a range of resources to help them learn number bonds to 10 ready to recall some of these facts to 10.
The following video shows a sample of work from Year 6! Children have worked incredibly hard understanding numbers to 1,000,000, rounding and the four calculation methods!
Our Maths environments provide support for our pupils and celebrate fantastic work. Our lovely children use our Maths areas as learning tools if they struggle with their work and are excited when we celebrate their outstanding work on displays! The slideshow above shows our Maths learning environments from EYFS to Year 6.