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Maths

At Peartree Spring Primary School, we have fully embedded the new National Curriculum 2014 throughout the school. The national curriculum for mathematics covers skills in the areas of number, calculating, measurement, geometry and statistics. It’s overarching aims are to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

 Big Maths is a whole school approach that the children love!

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIC stands for:

C - Counting  From counting in 2's, 5's, 10's to counting in fractions, decimals and negative numbers.

L - Learn It's   Learning recall fact like addition bonds to 10 and times tables.

I - It's nothing new   Applying known facts to other situations e.g. 2 + 3 = 5, so 2cm and 3cm = 5cm.

C - Calculation   Using a range of age appropriate methods to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

 

CLIC is the untimed part of the weekly challenge. It is made up of 10 questions based on the core number skills for the year group.

The 'Learn Its' is a timed challenge where children try to beat their personal best score. It is based on recall facts appropriate to their age group and allows children to move on to the next level at the right time for them.

 

We have been working hard with other schools to promote engaging Maths lessons for children. Recently we have led a Maths Workshop aimed at developing children's core number skills through problem solving. The children had a fantastic morning solving 'Smartie' based problems, and each recieved a certificate at the end of the workshop, celebrating all their hardwork.
Maths Workshop November 2015

                         

                        

                                                                TT Rockstars Login Link

As a school we have now signed up to TT Rock Stars and we are loving it! The website allows the children to practise their times tables with a competitive element. When you log on, you can select different areas known as arenas to complete a range of times table tests. Teachers can set the times tables that they want the children to be able to access. Your child should be using the times table rockstars log in on a regular basis as part of their home learning. Children will also have plenty of opportunities in school to access TT Rockstars to improve their recall of facts. The more you compete the more coins you can earn, These can be exchanged for a range of items for your TT Rock star character. The ultimate challenge is to reach Rock Hero status by answering each question in under 1 second!!

                                                       ROCK HERO!

                                                                  

What are the benefits of Times Table Rock Stars?

  • Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of the pupil so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question.
  • The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each pupil is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until pupils have mastered them.
  • It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.

                     

In school we have already had lots of fun and excitement using the website and creating battles between classes, year groups and boys and girls. Sometimes these battles will run for a week and children will be able to help their team by accessing the battle at home and adding to the score.

 

If your child has misplaced or forgotten their login, please ask their class teacher, who will be able to provide it.