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Numeracy

At Leatherhead Trinity we want children to enjoy Maths and be confident in this subject. The aims for the mathematical curriculum are

  • Fluency – this involves varied and frequent practice over time and the ability to recall and apply mathematical knowledge.
  • Reasoning – this involves following a line of enquiry, developing an argument and a justification.
  • Problem solving – this involves routine and non-routine problems, breaking problems down into smaller steps and persevering to find a solution.

Children are encouraged to apply their Mathematical understanding to real life situations. They are given opportunities to explore maths in a practical way such as measuring or investigating shapes. The children are encouraged to talk about their learning; explaining to others how they have solved a problem or worked out an answer.

 

A concrete, pictorial, abstract (CPA) approach is used to enable the children to develop a deeper understanding of maths. Concrete apparatus such as Numicon, dienes, bead strings, place value counters are used in all classes to support and develop children’s understanding before moving onto the pictorial and then abstract concepts. 

 

Arithmetic

As well as the hour maths lesson, 10 minutes a day of the timetable will be dedicated to arithmetic and supporting children to develop mental methods and quick recall of number facts.

 

The Platinum Club

From Year 2 upwards, children are tested on their times tables and number bonds facts to move up through the challenge levels. Children try to beat their own personal score and move up through the bands. They begin on the 11 club, move to the 22, 33, 44 etc. and at the end reach the platinum club. This supports the children with developing their quick recall.

Times Tables Rock Stars    https://beta.ttrockstars.com/

When it comes to times tables, speed and accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables!

We advise that your child does a little bit of times table practice at least four times a week. In our experience, short bursts of daily practise are more effective than spending hours once a week.

The children will all receive a login and the programme can be accessed online via the web address https://beta.ttrockstars.com/ You may also download an App for tablets, this is available on the apple store as well as on android systems.The children need to login and choose a rockstar name. They will be given an Avatar and the virtual coins they win can be used to make their Avatar more unique.

Mymaths -  https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

The school subscribes to MyMaths online learning platform. Children have an individual login and are set activities as part of their weekly home learning.

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