At Woodlands we deliver the Maths curriculum through Maths No Problem, this is a mastery approach to Mathematics.
Teaching maths for mastery is a transformational approach to maths teaching which stems from high performing Asian nations such as Singapore. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures.
At a glance
Evidence-based approach to teaching maths
Helps pupils develop a deep, long-term and adaptable understanding of maths
Inclusive approach where all children achieve
Slower pace which results in greater progress
Reflected in the 2014 English national curriculum for mathematics
Endorsed by the Department for Education, NCETM and OFSTED
Areas of the Maths curriculum for Key Stages One and Two
Below are the different areas covered in Maths in Key Stages One and Two. In each section you will find links to websites that can be accessed from home. Please encourage your child/ children to use them and work on areas of Maths that they feel they need more support with. The sections will be updated and added to on a regular basis.
Times tables is a huge part of the maths curriculum and the importance of them is often not emphasised enough.
As children build up their fluency and recall of their times tables facts, they are able to answer questions mentally, rather than using resources or their fingers to work out problems. This not only helps them with their school life, but beyond in the real world, such as when going shopping and working out how much multiple items may cost.
As a school, we have access to TTRockstars, which allows children to practise their times tables recall by playing timed games. Children can play against their friends and can also have tournaments and battles with other classes in school. Every child has their own log in which can be accessed at school or at home, so if you are unsure on the details, please see class teachers. Whilst children are playing the games, the more answers they get correct, the more coins they earn which can be 'spent' in an online shop on the TTRockstars site. In the shop, the children can change the look of their character, the background plus much more so in essence, the more answers the children get correct, the more they can spend!
TTRockstars does not cost you as parents/ carers and can be accessed online - no need for downloading an app!
Below are some links to websites that can help your child at home with their times tables knowledge, including TTRockstars.
Information for parents and carers
Please find website links to information and guidance on how you can support your child/ children at home with their Maths knowledge and skills.