Purpose of Study
Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
At Stanwell Fields
All children in Y1-6 have a daily maths lesson and additional short maths sessions as needed across the week. Our year group overviews and medium term plans use White Rose Maths as a basis and we have adapted to suit the needs of our children and school. We believe in giving all children the opportunity to reason and solve problems regularly in maths lessons and ensure work is differentiated to suit the needs of individual or groups of children so our lessons are inclusive.
You can find out more about the learning each half term in our half termly class newsletters.
Times Tables Rockstars
We believe a good knowledge of times tables is vital to success and children are able to work on their times tables at school and at home using Times Tables Rockstars.
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations.
Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables!
To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!
To find out more about how TT Rockstars works, how to login and what the different game modes are, please click on the image below.