Mathematics is important in everyday life and, with this is mind, the purpose of Mathematics at Ingram Road Primary School is to develop an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately. All children are challenged and encouraged to excel in Maths. New mathematical concepts are introduced using a ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ approach; enabling all children to experience hands-on learning when discovering new mathematical topics, and allows them to have clear models and images to aid their understanding. Arithmetic and basic maths skills are practised daily to ensure key mathematical concepts are embedded and children can recall this information to see the links between topics in Maths. Therefore, we believe that every child is able to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics that underpin conceptual understanding; that they can confidently recall and apply facts rapidly and accurately. That every child can solve problems by applying their knowledge and understanding of mathematics, with increasing degrees of sophistication, in a variety on contexts including real life situations, demonstrating the resilience to find a solution. That every child will be able to make reasoned responses by following lines of enquiry to show their understanding with justification, argument, generalisation and evidence using mathematical language.
We are following the White Rose Maths LTP across school. This first block of Maths this half term has been all about Place Value and the different ways to represent number. The children have used strings beads, counters, base 10, counting bears amongst other manipulatives to help with their understanding.
The second block (which will continue into the next half term) is Addition and Subtraction.
Useful weblinks for Maths
White Rose Maths - All Maths lessons taught at Ingram Road Primary are based on using Mathematics Mastery. We believe all children have the potential to succeed. This website provides free resources for Parents and includes a home learning section compete with teaching videos from Reception to Year 6
NCTEM - provides materials for children to use at home, if extra practise is needed.
Third Space Learning - this website has some free resources for KS1 and KS2 which will help with homework.
Maths Games - let's get interactive! The following websites are fantastic for children to practise and apply their maths knowledge in a fun way.
Hit the Button - times tables practise
Purple Mash - times tables practise (especially for Year 3 and 4)