Subject Lead - Miss S.Williams
At Priory Lane Community School, we are all mathematicians!
Mathematics is an important part of the national curriculum, which offers children a powerful way of communicating. They learn to explore and explain their ideas using symbols, diagrams and spoken/written language. Children will learn the importance of maths by understanding how vital it is for us in our daily lives, e.g. calculating the total of money, knowing how to tell the time or how to weigh out ingredients when following a recipe.
Through the study of maths, the national curriculum clearly states that children should:
At Priory Lane Community School, maths is taught daily. For the first 20 minutes of each maths session, children have a ‘CLIC’ session. CLIC is divided into three parts; multiplication, previous learning and calculations. CLIC is an opportunity for children to revisit and practise their maths skills. Once a week, CLIC is replaced with a taught times tables session where children learn, practise and apply their times table knowledge.
The key concepts that are taught through maths lessons are; number and place value, calculations, geometry, fractions, statistics and problem-solving. At Priory Lane Community School, we use the Big Maths scheme to teach children calculations. This enables the calculations to be broken down into manageable progressive steps to ensure all children can succeed within the lesson.
Children will be taught to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and deepen their understanding through problem-solving and reasoning, which are embedded in all of our maths lessons.
Each term, teachers carefully map out which areas of maths will be taught to ensure children receive a balanced coverage of all concepts.
The maths curriculum at Priory Lane Community School looks like:
“Pure Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein
Maths documents and website links...
List of Maths Websites for Parents and Carers
Oxford Owl includes a range of activities, top tips and eBooks to help your child with their maths at home. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths/
Nrich. A range of maths games, problems and articles on all areas of maths. Parents of Key Stage 1 children should select ‘Stage 1’ and parents of Key Stage 2 children should select ‘Stage 2’.
List of Maths Websites for Children