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Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

(Mathematics Programmes of Study)

 

Our Vision

 

At Castlefort, our aim is to make mathematics relevant, interesting and accessible for all of the pupils at our school.

 

Mathematics is taught as a daily lesson and includes regular practice in number bonds, multiplication tables and written arithmetic methods. The key expectations of our adopted teaching and learning model mirrors that of the primary national curriculum for mathematics:

  • Pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • Pupils can reason mathematically
  • Pupils can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems

 

The school has achieved the Basic Skills National Quality Mark in recognition of its provision for mathematics - Basic Skills are at the heart of teaching and learning at Castlefort JMI School, as it is seen to be the foundation of unlocking the rest of the curriculum for the pupils (Summer 2019).

Mathematics at Castlefort

 

At Castlefort, we have adopted the, nationally recognised, White Rose Maths approach to teaching Mathematics. WRM have developed a scheme where children develop a deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths. A culture of strong, secure learning and real progress is apparent at Castlefort through using this approach to teaching and learning. Children at Castlefort are becoming happy, resilient mathematicians, whilst developing their independence and reflective thinking skills. We are developing a culture of pupils who are positive about mathematics and want to achieve their very best! 

 

Mathematics at Castlefort is taught through the following broad areas:

 

  • Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Algebra
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Statistics

 

 

To support your child with home learning tasks, please see the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculation policies below.

Home Learning

 

Times Tables Rock Stars

At Castlefort, every child from Year 1-6 has a TTRS account to use both in and out of school. TTRS is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. The format allows children to conquer the times table facts that they are most unsure on and successfully increase their speed of recall. Can your child become a 'Rock Hero' by answering questions in under 1 second?

 

 

Doodle Maths

 

At Castlefort, children from Reception to Year 6 have a Doodle Maths account to be used both in and out of school. This is personalised maths tuition that can be accessed anywhere, anytime. With continuous assessment taking place, children are provided with a personalised work programme to support their development across all areas of mathematics. The programme can even be used offline, with progress being uploaded at a later point. We aim for all children to complete their target stars each week. Children also have access to Doodle Tables, Doodle English and Doodle Spell.

 

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