At Queen Emma we aim for the children to become confident mathematicians who enjoy the subject. We try and achieve this through delivering exciting and interesting mathematical experiences and challenges.
In line with the national curriculum for mathematics we aim 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
The objectives for each year group, as taken from the national curriculum, and the term in which they will be covered are:
Information for Parents
The Mathematics Policy on our Policies page outlines the aims and vision for Maths Teaching at Queen Emma.
Our Calculation Policy outlines some of the main methods and strategies we teach the children when working on calculation. Written calculation is always taught alongside the use of practical resources and other relevant models and images.
On the National Numeracy website you can find a wealth of ideas for ways in which you can support your child’s maths at home.
Conker Maths is a website where children can work on their recall of number facts. When you click on the link you will see a list of options on the right, under the heading ‘Quick Start’. Select the ‘number questions – pupils’ option and it will take you to a list of maths objectives. Select the one you would like to practise and it will provide different calculations for your child to work on.
Primary Games Arena has a wide range of fun maths games across all topics.
Examples Of Learning
In Year 4 we have studied perimeter and calculated our ideas in many ways. In groups we had a set number of sticky notes to create the largest perimeter we could. We then used calculations to show our working out. We are often asked to “prove” or “check” our ideas in many different ways. Here we tried to use as many as we could to assist our calculations. Super!
Our practical application of area had the year 4’s calculating tile squares down the corridor! Well done!