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Mathematics at Chuckery Primary School

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Calculations Policy For Mathematics

Chuckery Primary School has developed its own calculation policy to show staff, parents and children the methods we use in each strand of Mathematical learning and hope to master for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division by the end of each academic year.

 

As each child passes through the school,  we will be developing their skills to ensure they fully understand each method and can then apply their learning to solve problems in a variety of different ways.

Our teaching always start with what each child can already do. We then build upon the understanding of the individual child using the CPA approach to Mathematics -concrete , pictorial -abstract . This allows children to see how their learning links from apparatus , through to pictorial representations before moving onto more formal , traditional methods of calculations.

Our approach to teaching mathematics will ensure the children know what they are doing and why they are doing it long before we start to introduce short cuts and traditional methods which, for many children, cause real confusion.

Assessment in Maths

Children’s progress in Maths is assessed across the school in many different ways. The class teacher uses verbal assessments during daily Maths lessons; short Maths assessments at the end of a unit of work, and  NTA maths tests at the end of each term to inform their judgements. The children are assessed as emerging, expected or exceeding in the subject in relation to their year group expectations. Progress of each child is tracked and any children that are found not to be meeting their targets are monitored and targeted so that they are back on track quickly.

Statutory Assessments

SATs, made up of a selection of reasoning and arithmetic questions, are carried out at the end of Years 2 and 6. If you would like to see an example of the most up-to-date test, follow the links below:

 

Year 2

2018 Paper 1 Arithmetic

2018 Paper 2 Reasoning

 

Year 6

2018 Paper 1 Arithmetic 

2018 Paper 2 Reasoning

2018 Paper 3 Reasoning 

 

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check

Since June 2020, all children in Year 4 are expected to take the new Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). They will need to know all of their times tables up to 12 x 12.

Therefore, please support your children in learning the times tables and practising them with them. Learning the times tables doesn't just mean being able to recite the times tables in order but it also means being able to recall them at speed in random orders as well as knowing associated facts such as 'Because 5x6=30 I also know that 30÷6=5 and 30÷5-6 and 50x6 =300 and 0.5x6=3'

 

The national expectation for knowing times tables is that by the end of Year 2 all children know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, by the end of Year 3 all children also know 3, 4 and 8 times tables and by the end of Year 4 all children know all times tables up to 12x12.

The website called timestables.co.uk website is an excellent site to help you learn your tables. Follow the link below to see if you can earn your Big Diploma:

times.tables.co.uk 

DFE parent information regaring times tables checks