Numeracy

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At Garfield, it is our aim to inspire, encourage, support and challenge the learning of all children; especially in the mathematical world of numbers, measure, geometry and data. It is our belief, as Maths is an integral part of the curriculum, to provide children with the best mathematical education. We aim to ensure that all pupils understand how maths plays an essential part of everyday life and to make sure they have confidently learnt the correct skills to apply their knowledge to solve a wide variety of tasks.

Each year, children’s mathematical knowledge is strengthened and developed through quality first teaching and using manipulatives to make the learning clear. In addition, teaching allows children to experience real life situations related to maths such as money and shopping, catching a train, telling the time, driving a car, purchasing a house and the use of statistics on computer programmes. We strive to make all maths learning accessible, inclusive and enjoyable for every pupil in our school.  

To ensure that Maths is appreciated and enjoyed at Garfield School, we arrange many maths related days and events.  In the past year, these events have included a whole school Maths Day in order to raise the profile of maths in the school. Due to the success of the event, it will be repeated later on in this academic year. In addition, there will be a ‘Maths Story Week’, where each year group plans a weeks’ worth of maths lessons, based on a story related to maths. This will link to other subjects such as English, ICT, art and topic.

Furthermore, many classes and children participate in the Mega Mental Maths Challenge every half term, where all children are given a short arithmetic test to complete in a set period of time. Prizes and certificates are awarded to many of the children of whom participate.

Maths in Year Groups

 

Early Years (Nursery and Reception)

 

In Early Years, maths involves presenting children with the correct educational opportunities in order to develop and improve their skills. These skills include counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems, as well as describing shapes, spaces and measure.

 

Key Stage 1

 

Year 1

In Year 1 we are learning to:

 

  • Count to 100 (forwards and backwards) from any number.
  • Count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Find 1 more and 1 less than any number to 100.
  • Begin to recall addition and subtraction facts for numbers up to 20.
  • Recall halves and doubles to 20.

 

 Suggested Website Links:

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage. (Stage 1 Problems and Investigations)

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

Year 2

In Year 2 we are learning to:

  • Count forwards and backwards in multiples of 10 from any number (to 100)
  • Count in multiples of 2s, 3s and 10s (forwards and backwards).
  • Add 3 single digit numbers.
  • Recall all number bonds to 20.
  • Recall addition and subtraction facts for 100.
  • Use number bonds to 100 to find change from £1.
  • 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • Mentally add and subtract single digit numbers and multiples of 10 to and from 2 digit numbers.

Suggested Website Links:

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage (Stage 1 Problems and Investigations)

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

Key Stage 2

 

Year 3

In Year 3 we are learning to:

  • Count in 4s, 8s, 50s and 100s.
  • 10 and 100 more and less than numbers to 3 digits.
  • Mentally add two 2-digit numbers.
  • 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
  • Use multiplication facts to multiply by multiples of 10. eg. 3 x 4 = 12, 30 x 4 = 120.
  • Mentally halve and double 2 digit numbers.
  • Find Change up to £5.
  • Mentally add and subtract digits and multiples of 10 and 100 to and from 3 digit numbers.

Suggested Website Links:

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage (Stage 1 with 2 stars)

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/

Year 4

In Year 4 we are learning to:

  • Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 100.
  • Use knowledge of numbers to 100 to find change from different totals.
  • 1000 more and less than a given number.
  • Mentally add and subtract single digits, multiples of 10, multiples of 100 and multiples of 1000 from numbers to 4 digits.
  • Divide 1 and 2 digit numbers by 10 and 100.
  • Know multiplication and division facts for all times tables up to 12 x 12
  • Use known facts to multiply by multiples of 10 and 100. eg. 3 x 4 = 12, 30 x 4 = 120.
  • Mentally halve and double 3 digit numbers.

Suggested Website Links:

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage (Stage 1 with 2 stars and Stage 2 with 1 star)

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/

Year 5

In Year 5 we are learning to:

  • Mentally add and subtract larger numbers. g. 12,453 – 2,300 or 25,563 + 4, 320
  • Mentally find a quarter of numbers.
  • Recall all times tables to 12 x 12 including the corresponding division facts.
  • Identify multiples and factors for all times tables to 12.
  • Recall prime numbers up to 19 and establish whether a number up to 100 is prime
  • Use known multiplication facts to multiply by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000. g. 3 x 4 = 12, 30 x 4 = 120.
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers and decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.
  • Recognise and use square numbers and cubed numbers.

It is important that all children going into year 6 are able to quickly recall all of their times tables (up to 12 x 12) and their corresponding division facts. This will aid many other areas of maths.

Suggested Website Links:

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage (Stage 2 Maths Problems)

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/

 

 

 

 

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