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Maths

Mathematics at Midsomer Norton Primary School 

Maths Week

(27/06/16 - 01/07/16)

We are really excited about Maths Week! There are many exciting, cross-curricular activities planned for all ages and it is certainly going to be lots of fun whilst educational. We have uploaded some key information. Click the images to download the documents.

                 

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At Midsomer Norton Primary our aim in the teaching of Mathematics is to equip our children with the skills and tools the subject offers for their use in everyday life, today and in their future. We also aim to show children that Mathematics can be enjoyed in its own right as a creative and fascinating subject. We strive to develop pupil's mathematical thinking and overall confidence so that they can realise their full potential. 

           

          

A daily mathematics lesson will be taught throughout Years 1 – 6. Mathematical activities, songs and games will be a daily part of learning in Early Years. Our school uses the Abacus Maths scheme to support teaching and learning.  This scheme follows the New National Curriculum 2014, which covers the following Programmes of Study:

  • Number - number and place value
  • Number - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Number - fractions (including decimals and percentages for KS2)
  • Measurement 
  • Geometry - position and direction
  • Geometry - properties of shape
  • Statistics (Year 2 upwards)
  • Ratio and Proportion (Year 6)
  • Algebra (Year 6)

From Year 1, maths homework will be set weekly via the Active Learn interactive site. All children have their own username and password to access their account and our school code is lpmk. In addition to this, children may recieve a weekly 'Club Sheet' or arithmatic practice paper.

Mental Maths

A large part of the children's Mathematics lessons focuses on developing children's mental recall skills. These important facts feed in to many other areas of maths and it is really helpful for the children if they have a bank of basic number facts that they can draw upon with speed and ease. By the end of Year 4, children are expected to know their Times Tables up to 12 x 12 and the related division facts. These links provide a variety of online games which your child can use to practise their times tables at home.

Topmarks Hit the Button (KS1 and KS2)

Times Tables Challenge  (KS1 and KS2)

Maths Magicians  (KS1 and KS2)

Woodlands Maths Zone (KS2)

BBC Bitesize KS2

BBC Bitesize KS1

Topmarks (All ages)

Crickweb (KS2)

BBC Times Tables

Teaching Tables

Maths Games (All ages)

Maths Frame Games (KS2)

The Four Operations

When developing their calculation skills, children are e3ncouraged to use their mental maths knowledge alongside any written methods they learn. These written methods progress and are built upon throughout each year group. Many parents comment that the written methods we teach are different to those they learnt when they were at school. Click on the image to download our calculation policy to see the method your child should be working with.

   Calculation Policy