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 problem-solving 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:
The children have been busy applying their learning to real-life situations …
Chloe: “I enjoyed making a moving toy! I had to measure accurately otherwise it wouldn’t have worked!”
Lauren: “To make trench cakes, we had to weigh the flour and margarine in grams and measure the milk using millilitres!”
Fiona: “We used trundle wheels to measure the playground, then we calculated the area!”
Maths Day was a great way to celebrate all things mathematical! …
Times Tables Rock Stars:
At Yorkley, we believe it is vital that children practise their times tables to support them in other areas of Maths. Children at Yorkley especially love using Sumdog and TT Rock Stars. All children, in Years 3-6, have their own TT Rock Stars accounts and have opportunities to play at school as well as at home. To play, visit: play.ttrockstars.com. The more questions children answer, the more coins they can earn to buy new accessories for their rock star avatars, such as hair styles, clothes, instruments and new rehearsal studios!
Bea: “I’ve bought some cool, new glasses for my rock star!”
Ben: “I’ve got a guitar shaped like a Christmas tree!”
Freya: “I’ve saved enough coins to buy a guitar shaped like a vacuum cleaner!”
Please encourage your child to login regularly, as this will help them continue to improve their times tables whilst having lots of fun!
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:
Times Table Grids:
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 )