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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.

Year 4- telling the time and converting units of time

Nursery parents were invited into school to work alongside their children to experience what Maths looks like in FS2.

During the session, parents were introduced to Numicon and informed how it is a must-have resource in teaching the early year's maths curriculum and that they are perfect for tactile, multi-sensory, hands-on learning experiences. Parents were told that using Numicon regularly, empowers children to become familiar with the shapes, recognising them visually and linking them to the representative of number. 

All parents that attended, were given a Numicon starter pack to use at home with their child and throughout the afternoon, activities were demonstrated so parents could use these at home to support their child.  












Year 1- Multiplication and Division

Year 1 have been learning and exploring multiplication and division strategies this half-term. We have explored doubling equal numbers and looking at patterns. We have explored adding equal groups and unequal groups, representing them in different ways such as using number sentences or part-whole models. We have explored sharing groups equally, using arrays to help us divide. 

Year 2- Maths Learning Journey

Year 1 have explored different calculation strategies during this topic such as counting on, make ten method, near doubles and doubles and known facts. We have explored all strategies using different concrete equipment and choosing our preferred methods to work out addition problems. 

Shape in Year Two

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We were able to build on prior knowledge from Year One, exploring and discussing similarities and differences of 2D and 3D shapes. We then investigated further and recorded all of our learning in our books.

Examples of Year 6 Maths work on Perimeter, Area and Volume

Examples of Year 6 work on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Year 6 'Keeping up with the kids' Parent Workshop

Year 6 parents took part in a Parent workshop which focused on Year 6 Maths problems. With their children, parents were able to learn the different strategies Year 6 children use to answer questions on arithmetic and reasoning. 

Year 3 - Money

Year 6 - Ratio

Year 3 - Length and Perimeter

Year 1- Place Value (within 50)

Year 1- Addition and subtraction (within 20)

Year 1 have been learning how to add and take away numbers to 20. We have explored different methods using number lines, concrete objects and mental math's. We have learnt vocabulary such as addition, plus, subtraction and minus. 

Year 1 have been learning all about place value within 20, looking at numbers to 20 counting forwards and backwards, tens and ones and how to represent numbers. The children have used a variety of methods when representing numbers to 20 such as using counters, dienes, numicon, part-whole models, numerals and written numbers. 

Reception children getting better at 2D shape

Reception children subitising to 4

Year 6 - Fantastic Fractions!

Year 6 - Place value

Reception children have been building on prior learning and making links in maths.

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"

Year 4 - Decimals

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. 

Year 2 - Measurement

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 3 - Fractions

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 compare numbers, and used 'less than', 'more than' and 'equal to' symbols to exemplify their findings.

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. 

Learning Number Bonds in Reception

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.

Mathematicians in Reception

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Children have applied what they have learnt and produced a book to help others with their learning. Children have identified patterns within numbers, subitised, recognised numbers, wrote numbers as words, recognised odd and even numbers, counted on and back, consolidated their understanding of circles and rectangles within other shapes! When their book was complete, they explained their learning to Nursery! Reception have been very busy!

Year 6 - fractions, decimals and percentages

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Reception maths learning during Chinese New Year.

This young man received the maths trophy for his ability to subitise! What great mathematicians we have in Reception, well done!

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!

Year 6 - Number and place value

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Our Maths environments around school

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. 

Year 6 Marvellous Maths

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