Mathematics

Following the changes to the National Curriculum from 2014, the aim of Maths at Swaffield is to develop the three main areas; the fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

Maths is delivered daily across the school and children are encouraged to deepen their knowledge and understanding through a variety of different problem solving and reasoning tasks, such as answering questions posed in different ways and in different contexts as well as explaining their processes and thinking in a clear and systematic way.  Children’s understanding is developed through the use of physical objects to allow them to make sense of number.

Children in Early Years are beginning to develop, through play, an understanding of the value of number and initial counting. This prepares them for working towards the National Curriculum objectives in Year 1.

In Key Stage 1 Maths is delivered using Singapore Maths style of teaching and learning. Each lesson is based on a real-life, age-appropriate problem that engages all children and allows them opportunities to discuss their mathematical thinking. Please click here for videos that will help you support your children at home.

In Key Stage 2 we follow a programme of study designed by the Wandsworth educational team to deliver our Maths lessons.  In order to enable children to deepen their understanding children are given a range of challenges which help to develop the three main areas of the curriculum.
Below, you will find a range of websites that will help you support your child at home.

Need ideas for helping your children with Maths at home?

As part of our Assertive Mentoring initiative, we have added some prompts for parents & carers to support their children with Maths whatever Stage they are at. Please visit our Assertive Mentoring page to access these.

There is also a guide to helping your child with Maths at home on our Homework Page. You will find translations of the guide in Somali and Urdu there too.

Check out these helpful websites and other support documents by clicking on each logo or link:

 

  – BBC Bitesize offers lots of ideas to help with numeracy and includes help for parents

 

 

 

  – Offers fun activities to help children in Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2) with maths.

 

 

 

  – Help with different aspects of maths for children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6).

 

 

 

  –  features lots of fun maths games.

 


– a wide range of interesting games for children from Reception to Year 6

 

 

 

 

Everyday maths

Remember your regular routines are the best maths teaching tools of all.  Get your children involved in grocery shopping, reading food labels and recipes, measuring, looking at receipts, reading different types of clocks, looking at schedules and looking at prices in magazines, leaflets or when shopping online.   Remember to keep practising your times tables as well.

Here are some additional resources to help you support your child’s maths learning:

Length

Click HERE to access LENGTH activity idea flyer (more for KS1)

Click HERE  to access LENGTH Websites.

Times Tables

Click HERE to access TIMES TABLES Parent Leaflet with games and activities.

Click HERE  to access TIMES TABLES Websites.

Counting

Click HERE to access COUNTING in 1s, 2s and 10s – Parent Leaflet with games and activities.

Click HERE  to access COUNTING in 1s, 2s and 10s websites.

Addition and Subtraction

Click HERE  to access RECALL OF ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION FACTS – Parents Leaflet with games and activities.

Click HERE to access RECALL of (remembering) ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION FACTS websites.

Click HERE to access ADDING  AND SUBTRACTING MULTIPLES of 10, 100 and 1000 and Decimals – Parent Leaflet with games and activities.

Time

Click HERE to access TIME websites.

HERE for links to other useful information and websites to help your child with their maths.

Other Useful resources