At Epsom Downs we follow the National Curriculum. White Rose planning is followed to support the planning of maths from Year 1 – 6. Children are given concrete experiences through using a range of manipulatives that enable the children to create visual images. The children are encouraged to articulate their learning and to become pattern spotters. Children spend a minimum of an hour per day working on their mathematical skills and in KS2 an extra 15 minutes is allocated to guided maths.
Each year group has end of year expectations for the curriculum and these are written as year group maths mats for each child. These are then broken down into units and can be found on our Half Termly Grids (saved in each year group). Our Progression of Skills outlines the way in which we teach calculation and how this progresses through the school. This enables the children to become fluent in mathematical skills, reason mathematically and solve problems by applying their skills.
Due to lockdown, we are now following the White Rose Recovery Curriculum within school. In this, we will revisit skills that would have been covered in the previous year’s curriculum, as well as introducing the children to new learning.
We recognise that maths should be taught in a practical, creative and meaningful way, linked to everyday life and therefore ensure that it is linked to year group topics, making use of the outdoors wherever possible.
We subscribe to Mathletics, to reinforce mathematical learning at school and at home. Tasks are set by the class teacher and then children are able to play against each other on live Mathletics.
Children can gain bronze, silver and gold certificates weekly. Bronze and silver certificates are given out weekly by the teacher and gold certificates are given out in Friday celebration assembly.
Children are able to access Mathletics via their Google and Wonde logins.
We subscribe to Times table Rockstars to support the learning of times tables. Children are expected to practise their times tables weekly as part of their home learning. These are tested regularly by the class teacher. These are for each table;
- Bronze written in order in 30 seconds
- Silver 50 mixed questions in 3 minutes
- Gold 50 division questions in 3 minutes
Year group expectations are:
Year 1 - Number Bonds to 10 and 20 and count in 2, 5 and 10.
Year 2 - 2, 5, 10s times tables and count in 3s
Year 3 - 3, 4 and 8 times tables
Year 4 - 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables
Year 5 - Continue to practice to 12 x 12 to increase fluency
Year 6 - Continue to practice to 12 x 12 to maintain fluency
Children are able to access Times table Rockstars via their Google and Wonde logins.