Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills, and the ability to think in abstract ways.
Mathematics is important in everyday life, many forms of employment, science and technology, medicine, the economy, the environment and development, and in public decision-making. Different cultures have contributed to the development and application of mathematics. Today, the subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised.
Mathematics is a creative discipline. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a pupil solves a problem for the first time, discovers a more elegant solution to that problem, or suddenly sees hidden connections.
At Stoberry Park School we use the new White Rose Maths framework to support the teaching and learning of Maths. To support mathematical fluency we use Number Sense in our Early Years classrooms, these materials are also used occasionally in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to support secure foundations in number.
Subject Leader: Mr James Ramsay
To support all children to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, we run regular fluency sessions across our Key Stage 1 and 2 classrooms. This helps develop confidence and flexibility with number and fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.
Fluency sessions focus on providing opportunities for varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems, supporting pupils to develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. Materials used include: Ashley Down Times table programme, White Rose, Barvember, TT Rockstars, England Rocks, Doodle Tables, Gareth Metcalfe's ISeeReasoning and other maths focused online games.
Numberstacks is used in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 as an intervention.
Subject Information & Policies
Homework - Doodle
Every child in our school in KS1 and KS2 has an account for Doodle, giving them access to the 4 Doodle apps (Doodle Maths, Doodle Tables, Doodle English and Doodle Spell.) We have chosen to subscribe to Doodle as the app is aligned with the National Curriculum, supporting children to apply their classroom learning in various contexts supporting children to learn the fundamentals of maths and progress in their learning. You will find your child's log in details in the front of their reading diary.
Using the latest adaptive technology, Doodle Maths creates a personalised programme for all children. Focusing on filling gaps in their knowledge, while targeting tricky topics and consolidating their learning, helping them to succeed in maths. We feel that Doodle Maths is supportive of all children, as work is set at just the right level, rewarding effort over ability. We celebrate Doodle achievements every Thursday by awarding ePraise points to reward children's efforts.
Doodle Maths empowers every child to believe in themselves, encouraging all children to keep up their hard work.
With our currently consulting with the school community about our homework provision.
Supporting the needs of all children
At Stoberry Park School, we are committed to supporting all children to make the best possible progress. Our maths groups are taught in mixed ability, single year group classes. All children are provided with opportunities to use various manipulatives and representations using mathematical language to explain their thinking.
Our maths interventions are fluid, supporting specific children with pre-teaching and precision teaching as their needs are identified. We also have members of staff that are trained in delivering The Numicon intervention Programme.
If you would like any further information on our SEN provision, please contact our SENCO Ms Kelly Thomas.
Number Day February 2024, coming soon!
Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check
The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for all Year 4 pupils. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.
To support all children to become fluent in their multiplication tables, we use Doodle Tables and TT Rockstars alongside classroom teaching to encourage regular practise of these number facts. You will find your child's log in details in the front of their reading diary.