We aim to provide a challenging, engaging mathematics curriculum which promotes a positive and confident attitude to maths as an exciting, creative and relevant subject.
We want all children to become confident and articulate mathematicians.
We achieve this by ensuring all of our pupils:
- develop fluency in their mathematical understanding, being able to rapidly recall and apply their knowledge.
- learn to reason mathematically, using mathematical language to explain their understanding.
- can solve problems, through applying their mathematical knowledge in various contexts and using different strategies.
We have an exciting mathematics curriculum and children have access to a range of learning resources to develop a secure depth of understanding.
Please have a look at our calculation policies, which ensure children develop written and mental fluency:
We also believe that ‘knowledge is power’ when it comes to Maths. Children practise their ‘Number Essentials’ and ‘Knowledge Essentials’ to develop confidence and fluency:
We use ‘Times Table Rockstars’ to help pupils develop rapid recall of multiplication facts:
Year Group Overviews: Please see our year group maths maps for the objectives taught across the school:
We often hold whole school maths days, each with a different focus, such as; Challenge Maths Day, Multicultural Maths Day and Maths through Art Day. We continue to encourage and foster a love of mathematical enquiry that enables children to be confident mathematicians. Our outdoor learning initiatives are a great way for children to see maths in the world around them.
Knights of the Times Table
As a new initiative to improve standards in maths skills at Holy Trinity, we have introduced Knights of the Times Tables. Across the school children are given a multiplication table to learn and a revision sheet is sent home. Once learnt, children have 80 seconds to answer 20 multiplication and inverse questions. If all answers are correct, children get knighted in Collective Worship. They get to sign the scroll and get a sticker in their knight records too.
Below are some links to some useful websites with games and activities on for children to continue their learning at home.
A great website with suggestions for supporting your child’s maths learning at home.
Games to help develop rapid recall of maths facts.
This website has lots of Maths investigations to try at home.
Family Maths Tooklit
The Family Maths Toolkit is full of ideas to help parents, families and children aged 13 and under enjoy everyday maths activities together.
Please click on the picture to access the website. It will help build children's confidence by being positive about maths, praising effort rather than talent and highlighting maths in everyday life.