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    Mathematics

    The Paganel Primary School Maths Curriculum

    The backbone of the Paganel Maths Curriculum are the expectations set out in the EYFS developmental bands and the National Curriculum (2014) Key Stage One and Two documents.

    The main aims of the maths curriculum at Paganel are that children:

    •  develop fluency (they link ideas and relationships together easily and become quick and accurate at mental maths);
    •  become excellent at problem solving.
    •  develop mathematical reasoning (how children think about their maths and explain their thinking).

     

    In Autumn 2018 Paganel Primary School introduced Timestables Rockstars (TTR) to improve children’s timetables recall and corresponding division facts. Ever since Paganel has been rocking! The National Curriculum states that by the end of Year 4 all children should be fluent in their times tables up to 12×12. Children from Year 2 onwards are provided with their individual log ins, these can be accessed directly through the TTR website using a computer, laptop or any electronic device. Each child is set with an individual rota specific to them, to aid them in increasing their TT speed. The children are able to battle each other and even their teachers!
    For further information on the Year 4 times tables test can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/multiplication-tables-check-development-process
    How can you help?
    Try to make maths as fun as possible! This can be through games, puzzles and jigsaws are a fantastic way to start. It’s important to show children why Maths is important and how maths skills are used in our everyday lives.
    Here are a few tips for maths all around us:
    • Point out the different 2D and 3D shapes that can be found around your home.
    • Talk to your children about the weather, temperature and routines for the day.
    • Give your child the opportunity to handle money, and work out the total cost/ change when you’re out shopping.
    • Play card games which promote number talk.
    • Work out distances by reading road signs and number plates.
    Below are some useful websites to support with maths at home:
    Don’t forget to look out for maths parent workshops lead by class teachers. Dates will be shared on curriculum newsletters.