All classes take part in a daily, structured, mathematical lesson. Frequently this comprises of a:
 mental warm up for developing mental mathematical strategies.
 main teaching activity which is directed at focused and systematic class teaching of basic skill.
Our aim is to make children confident when raising questions, solving problems and choosing the appropriate resources. Where possible, practical work, involving games, structural apparatus and problemsolving approaches are used. Computers and calculators both have their place in the development of the children’s mathematical experience. Hopefully children will realise that maths is fun! We strongly advocate the learning of multiplication tables and the children will practise them from year 2 onwards. As they pass through the school their recall will improve so that they can focus on solving problems. We believe that understanding maths is very important. Many adults use one method because they were taught it but do not understand it. Our approach is to allow children to explore a number of different methods, choosing the one that best suits their understanding and the problem in front of them.
Please click the link below to view our Maths Planning Document:
Maths Day 2016 was a great way to celebrate all things mathematical! Children worked in groups to use and apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems and puzzles which were brought to us by The Problem Solving Company.
Club 99
In order to develop fluent mathematicians, Yorkley Primary School have created a progressive program entitled ‘Club 99’ which is designed to improve the speed and accuracy of children’s mental maths in areas such as: rapid recall of number bonds, addition and subtraction facts as well as multiplication and division facts.
While the program is called Club 99, children begin at Club 11, which has eleven questions targeted towards number bonds to ten and doubles to five. If children answer all eleven questions correctly in the allocated time frame, they then move on to the next club, called Club 22 – this club has 22 questions in it. Club 33 means thirtythree questions to answer etc…
Every two weeks, children in classes 2, 3, 4 and 5 are given the opportunity to pass the club they are currently working on.
Timings: Clubs 11, 22 and 33 – 1 minute to complete. Clubs 44, 55 and 66 – 2 minutes to complete. Clubs 77, 88 and 99 – 3 minutes to complete.
An example of each ‘Club’ has been attached below, feel free to download and practice at home in order to move on to the next ‘Club’ as quickly as you can.
YPS Club 11A+ YPS Club 22A+ YPS Club 33A+ YPS Club 44A+ YPS Club 55A+ YPS Club 66A+ YPS Club 77A+ YPS Club 88A+ YPS Club 99A+ YPS Club 99 Bronze YPS Club 99 Silver
Please see below for information for each club.
Club 
Skills / Strategies / Maths 
11 

22 

33 

44 

55 

66 

77 

88 

99 

EXTRA CHALLENGE! – Club 99 Missing Digits
PARENT WORKSHOPS: Please find below resources relating to counting patterns and times tables for you to print and use at home:
Times Tables Questions Random Grids: Times Table Tests:
x 10 Questions x10 random grid x10 Test
x 2 Questions x2 random grid x2 Test
x 5 Questions x5 random grid x5 Test
x 4 Questions x4 random grid x4 Test
x 3 Questions x3 random grid x3 Test
x 6 Questions x6 random grid x6 Test
x 8 Questions x8 random grid x8 Test
x 9 Questions x9 random grid x9 Test
x 7 Questions x7 random grid x7 Test
x 11 Questions x11 random grid x11 Test
x 12 Questions x12 random grid x12 Test
Times Table Grids:
12 x 12 multiplication random grid with answers
12 x 12 multiplication grid random grid with no answers
12 x 12 multiplication grid with answers
12 x 12 multiplication grid with no answers
Click the links below for Times Table and Division Grids for children to use at home: (For iPad or tablet users, please click on tab 12 )
10 Times Table Grid Dividing by 10 Grid
2 Times Table Grid Dividing by 2 Grid
5 Times Table Grid Dividing by 5 Grid
4 Times Table Grid Dividing by 4 Grid
3 Times Table Grid Dividing by 3 Grid
6 Times Table Grid Dividing by 6 Grid
8 Times Table Grid Dividing by 8 Grid
9 Times Table Grid Dividing by 9 Grid
7 Times Table Grid Dividing by 7 Grid
11 Times Table Grid Dividing by 11 Grid
12 Times Table Grid Dividing by 12 Grid