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Barrington Primary School

"Supporting each other to achieve together"

Maths

Our Maths subject Leader is Mrs I Carlin (Mr Jobson covering Maternity leave)

Intent

At Barrington Primary School, we aim to provide our pupils with a high quality mathematical education, through our maths mastery approach, equipping them with the key skills and conceptual understanding needed to reason and become problem solvers.

We aim to:

  • Foster a love of mathematics and an understanding of the importance of mathematics in their lives
  • Develop pupils’ fluency so they can apply their mathematical knowledge to a range of problems
  • Develop key skills as they move through the school
  • Develop pupils’ ability to reason and problem solve in a range of situations, particularly relating to the wider world
  • Develop pupils’ independence and creating a culture of risk taking in all classrooms

Implementation

From Reception to Year 6 we use the Mathematics Mastery Programme which has rolled up the school year on year, reaching year 6 in September 2021.

Whilst Mathematics Mastery is used in all year groups as the basis for planning, resources such as NCETM and n*rich are used to support planning.

In addition to a daily Maths lesson, Years 1-3 have three 10-minute Maths Meets and Years 4-6 have five 10-minute Maths Meets every week.  These revisit prior learning on a regular basis and address misconceptions.

 

Please click here to see the Maths Curriculum Overview 

Assessment

At the end of every key stage, children are assessed on arithmetic and reasoning through Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs). 

It is for this reason that the mastery approach we use is not just focused on calculation skills but also on understanding, reasoning and applying through problem-solving.  In addition, regular assessment enables teachers to assess attainment against age related expectations and informs individual targets.

Calculation

Click here for the pdf version of our Progression in Maths

Click here for the pdf version of our Maths Vocabulary

Times Tables

A rapid and accurate recall of multiplication and division facts boosts children's fluency and their mathematical confidence and is in line with the mastery philosophy. 

We use Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) to help the children learn and rehearse their times tables.  All children in KS2 are given 20 minutes per week in school to use TTRS and are also encouraged to play at home too.  There are graduated levels of certificates that the children can earn; these are given out in our celebration assembly when they are achieved.

There is now a Multiplication Check for pupils at the end of Year 4.  

What is Times Tables Rock Stars? Parents and Carers Video Guide:

Times Tables Rock Stars video

Parent information regarding TTRS
Numbots video

Parent information regarding Numbots


Glossary of terms for counting