Maths at Moorside
All children are working towards age-related expectations which they follow through their learning journeys on our maths spiders. These link to the White Rose Maths hub planning too!
Each term they visit approximately 4 or 5 different areas of learning, which are delivered using concrete resources and pictoral representations, so that children understand the language and symbols in maths. The children develop their fluency in each area (practice it until they have grasped a skill/concept) before applying their skill to a problem solving scenario. We teach children how to reason so that they can justify, generalise, prove, explain and explore their answers so that they can ‘make sense of maths’.
Mental maths (arithmetic) progress is the key to developing an understanding of place value and the number system to support calculations, as well as learning strategies, to make connections between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio. We teach mental maths strategies using Rising Stars resources and assessments, as well as using a range of methods to teach children their times tables.
National expectations in times tables are as follows:
End of Year 2: To know by heart all x and ÷ facts for 2,5 and 10x tables up to x12.
End of Year 3: To know by heart all x and ÷ facts for 3,4 and 6 x tables up to x12.
End of Year 4: To know by heart all x and ÷ facts for 7,8,9,11, and 12 x tables up to x 12.
Year 5 and Year 6: To use knowledge of place value and x facts to 12 x 12 to derive x and ÷ facts involving decimals….0.6 x 4=2.4.
Our teachers will allocate challenges for children to practice their mental arithmetic
You can access abacus on a desktop computer, laptop or tablet.
Your child should know their login and password, which can be found in their reading homework diary.
Our school code is ttva.
Teachers will use evidence provided by abacus (through the online reporting system) to monitor progress in mental maths which will enable them to test children’s knowledge through timed challenges.
If you have any questions about Maths at Moorside, or would like more information about the strategies and methods taught in school, please contact your child’s class teacher or Mrs Rowett.
Other useful maths websites that you can use at home: