Mathematics is taught through daily lessons which cover all objectives by the end of each year. In all year groups, the use of manipulatives, drawings, diagrams, written explanations and drama activities are encouraged to embed fluency and a sense of purpose in maths. In addition to this, we also practice year group times tables targets through weekly fun multiplication tests. Children complete timed ‘TTRockstars’ multiplication tests whilst listening to ‘rock star’ music to support a love of learning. TTRockstars is also available in an online form.
We believe that our mathematical success is also due to the way in which our children are supported through their home learning. St Robert Southwell has bought into many exciting and helpful websites which children can access to support their mathematical understanding. These are also used in some year groups as additional homework activities with specific tasks set by the class teacher. St Robert Southwell has accounts for pupils on three websites for different year groups:
TTRockstars – Years 1 – 6
MyMaths Years 1 – 6
Mathletics Years 3 – 6.
These websites can be accessed on the ‘Kid’s Zone’ area of our website.