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"The behaviour of pupils is good. They have respect and care for each other, and display excellent manners."

- 'Good' OFSTED REPORT 2017 - Moorside Junior School


Our Intent:

Every child can achieve in Maths. Each one is an individual who is numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident. We provide a stimulating environment with exciting resources so that pupils can develop their mathematical skills to the full.

Maths at Moorside:

All children are working towards age-related expectations which they follow through their learning journeys on our Maths spiders.

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.

Reviews from the Children

Gracie, Year 6

"My favourite thing about school is the teachers because they are so kind and helpful".

Andrew, Year 6

"I enjoy when we have Forest School because we have the best hot chocolate and marshmallows and find animals".

Emily, Year 6

"I enjoy doing art with Mr Moss and Forest School. The most enjoyable thing is going on residential trips like Marrick".

Evie, Year 3

"I like Literacy because it makes my writing better. I also like PE because we learn new skills that we don't know yet".

Ethan, Year 3

"I enjoy our big field as we can play on the play equipment".

Liam, Year 3

"I like PE as we get to learn with Mr Doey".

Xander, Year 3

"I like Forest School as we get to eat Marshmallows!"

Kolby, Year 3

"I enjoy play times as I get to play with my friends".

Beatrice, Year 3

"I enjoy reading because we learn new things from books".

Edward, Year 3

"I like Maths and Topic. In Topic, we find out about different Countries".

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Key Worker Registration

As you will have heard, schools are to remain partially open for specific groups of pupils over the coming weeks.  To help us collate a weekly list of children who will be in school so we can manage appropriate staffing, we ask that you complete this form EACH WEEK if you feel that you fall into a 'key worker' category and you require childcare for the following week.


Please make sure this form is completed by the Thursday prior to the following week you require childcare.