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Aims of the workshop To find out about maths learning at Hayes including the calculation policy. To find out about the key principles and changes to the new maths curriculum. To find out about how you can support your child at home.
At Hayes, we aim to: o Enable children to acquire mathematical skills and knowledge through a structured programme, ensuring progression through: promoting fluency in the understanding of numbers and number systems including mental strategies; promoting enjoyment, enthusiasm and confidence for learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion using appropriate mathematical vocabulary; developing a conceptual understanding of maths to enable them to apply it to problems in a range of contexts; encouraging children to reason effectively, making links between their learning developing problem solving in routine and non-routine situations and persevering to find a solution. developing a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented; developing the skills to use patterns and identify relationships; exploring features of shape and space and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts; encouraging children to work both independently and cooperatively; appreciating the importance of mathematics in everyday life. o Allow all children to fulfil their potential as mathematicians o Apply mathematics knowledge to science and other subjects across the curriculum
Learning time Children have Maths lessons daily. Maths is taught whole class in years 1 and 2 and is set from Years 3-6. Maths lessons are based on year group objectives from the national curriculum and are sequenced year on year to build on their existing skills, knowledge and understanding. Children practise mental maths skills at the start of every lesson. They have a mental maths tests once every other week.
Calculation policy This is under review to meet the expectations of the new curriculum, however, the methods outlined for each operation are the methods that the children have been taught at Hayes Primary, most of which will continue to be taught to support their learning.
The new maths curriculum Much of the publicity about the changes to the curriculum has focussed on ‘higher expectations’ in various subjects and that is certainly the case that in some areas, the content of the new primary curriculum is significantly more demanding than in the past. The new National Curriculum describes maths as a creative and highly connected discipline which provides the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of maths and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity of the subject.
What to expect from 2016? End of KS1 End of KS2 555 + 656 =
The new maths curriculum There are 3 aims at the heart of the new curriculum: Conceptual understanding – pupils become fluent in the fundamental areas of maths through varied and regular practise that increase in difficulty over time so that they develop a conceptual understanding. They can recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. Reasoning – children can develop an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language to answer a question. Problem solving – children can solve problems by applying their maths to a variety of problems including breaking down problems in to simpler steps and persevere to seek solutions.
What does this mean for my child? There is a much higher expectation on arithmetic/being able to calculate mentally. Children need a completely secure knowledge of mental skills including times tables, division facts, mental addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods in order to be able to apply this skills readily to meet the expectations of the new curriculum. Confident written methods to solve problems accurately and know which operations to choose to solve a problem.
For example… Children learn to apply their learnt number skills in a real life context. As well as knowing the multiplication fact that 7x7= 49, children need to be able to do the following: There are 7 fields, each field contains 7 sheep. How many sheep are there in total? Children need to be able to explain how they have calculated it, using a method that suits them. If they can’t explain it, they might not fully understand it.
For example… As well as knowing that 20 ÷ 4 = 5, children will need to use this number fact to solve questions such as: There are 16 balloons that are put in to groups of 4 for a party. How many balloons will there be in each group: 16 balloons divided in to groups of 4 = 5 balloons in each group.
How you can support your child at home. Children learn best when skills are covered little and often. Practise at home can help boost the speed at which children can recall number facts such as number bonds, times tables and division facts. There are lots of games that you can play in the car or at home to help boost these skills: e.g. We need to set the table for dinner for 5 people and they all need a knife, fork and spoon. How many pieces of cutlery do we need? What fraction of the cutlery will be forks?
Resources to support learning MyMaths – new content coming in December to meet the new curriculum objectives. Maths websites and apps – there are some excellent maths websites and apps to support your child’s learning. Some are open at the back on the ipads. Hand outs – there are hand outs detailing the maths objectives for each year group, copies of our calculation policy so you can use the correct methods at home with your child and ideas for activities that you can do at home to help boost number skills.
Apps Achieve Level 4 Mathematics Mainly for Year 6 revision (based on old curriculum).. Explain everything An easy to use whiteboard where children can record their own mini presentations when practising written methods etc. Math bingo All about numbers. Learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Lets do mental maths! They're a great way to monitor your child's progress in maths and test most maths categories. Available in age bands 5-6, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10, 10-11. Squeebles times tables Perfect for 5-11 year olds to practise their times tables in a fun, interactive way!
Any questions? Please feel free to find myself of Miss Wilcox afterwards.