We follow the National Curriculum (2014) for Mathematics. We ensure the 3 aims of the National Curriculum (Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving) are planned for routinely in our lessons. We aim for our children to be confident mathematicians and to be able to notice connections, patterns and real-life links in all areas of their mathematical learning.

All children have regular opportunity to explore and represent mathematics using carefully selected equipment and a concrete and pictorial approach will be used alongside abstract representations. Children are expected to explain their reasoning and understanding and our teaching aims to help develop children’s procedural (what) and conceptual (how/why) understanding.

Calculation Guidance

Calculation Guidance is a new area in Maths that uses video and audio narration to explains key calculations for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

We aim for our children to be confident mathematicians and to be able to notice connections, patterns and real-life links in all areas of their mathematical learning.

Monthly Maths Vocabulary

Maths Games for Home Learning

Play solo, multiplayer or online to practice your times tables and become a Rock Legend!

Free online games for 3-5 years, 5-7 years, 7-11 years and 11-14 years. A range of mathematical topics are covered such as sequencing numbers, fractions, money and shape.

NRich

This website is known for its range of Maths problem solving ideas. There are a range of 1 player and 2 player games, mostly online but a few just require a pen, paper and some counters (maybe you could use coins or old buttons?)

Similar to Times Tables Rockstars, develop your recall of addition and subtraction facts whilst working your way through Story Mode or by unlocking Recall Challenges.

BBC Bitesize has a range of games for across the curriculum, but the KS1 Maths game “Karate Cats” and the KS2 Maths game “Guardians: Defenders of Mathmatica” come highly recommended.

This website is quite American and organises learning by Grades, but there are hundreds of games here which children should enjoy playing.

Log-in to your PurpleMash account and find a range of Maths games under the Games tab. Our favourites are “Bond Bubbles” and “Sequence Snake”!

This website has a range of interactive activities and games which you can filter by age.

Free engaging Maths games such as “Snowboard Slalom”, “Maths Penalty Shoot-out” and “Maths Mini Golf”.

If you want to play some strategy games, this website has Connect 4, Chess and Checkers to get your brain working! It also has some number games such as “Broken Calculator” and “Magic Square” if you want to practice those skills.

Fact Fluency

Fact fluency (being able to instantly recall facts without the need for working out) is extremely important for children’s success in mathematics. To become competent and confident mathematicians, children need to be able to recall each of the addition facts below in approximately 3 seconds. Once children have fact fluency, they “free up their working memory so that they can focus on solving the actual problem” (NCETM, 2017).

Learn It Challenges

In reception and years 1-6, children regularly complete “Learn It” challenges. They will have a different test each week but they all focus on the same facts. Use these tests at home to practice completing the grids at speed! Each sheet tells children how long they get. These are fantastic to help develop number fact fluency and recall. You can use many strategies to teach your child these facts, such as counting on using fingers, ten frames, flashcards and many more.

Problem of the Month

We have a KS1, KS2 and parent mathematical challenge released each month here, on Twitter, Facebook and in school. Simply download a sheet, have a go and return to the maths display by Miss Prottey’s classroom. All entries receive a house point and your name will also be entered into the raffle to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

Maths Leaders

Mathematics at Hollywood is led and managed by Mrs Elvins (Maths Leader, Accredited Maths Professional Development Lead, Mastery Specialist) and Miss Prottey (Maths Shadow leader, MA in Teaching Studies (Mathematical Problem Solving) and NCETM accredited Maths Professional Development Lead). They are regularly involved with our local Maths Hub and will be involved with the NCETM Mastery Specialist Programme next year. Teachers and teaching assistants have received regular Maths related training over the last year and many have visited other schools to observe best practice. We are committed to ensuring the school is up to date with best practice and current thinking in teaching Mathematics, so as to secure the best outcomes for our children.

Maths Curriculum Objectives

The documents below contain all of the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum (2014) for Mathematics for each year group. Teachers will use these documents as a starting point for planning to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum objectives and to plan for effective progression.

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