Barrowcliff School

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Maths

Hello, my name is Mrs Coverdale and I am Y6 teacher and Maths lead. My job is to make sure that the teaching and learning of Maths at Barrowcliff school is of a high standard and, also, that everyone is enjoying their Maths lessons! Maths is one of my favourite lessons to teach and I love solving Maths puzzles and problems. I also enjoy practising my times table skills on TTRockstars.

My hobbies and interests are reading, interior design and going to watch my football team play.

In Nursery we have:

  • Maths skills taught during small and large group sessions, including lots of counting, number rhyme and stories
  • Key worker system enables staff to be focused on individual’s needs within their group of children and planning reflects this
  • Opportunities for children to develop their maths skills built into the continuous provision planning e.g. role play, construction, malleable etc.
  • Staff develop children’s skills and language as they present, during free flow sessions

 

In Reception we have:

  • a whole class maths session 4 days per week, includes counting
  • a number songs session everyday
  • every child works with an adult every day completing a maths task in small mixed ability groups
  • Space Mission targets - individuals seen across the week to work on specific targets, recorded in Space Mission booklets
  • opportunities for children to develop their maths skills built into the continuous provision planning e.g. role play, construction, malleable etc.
  • staff develop children's skills and language as they present, during free flow sessions (every afternoon), story times etc.

 

Years 1 to 6 follow the Maths No Problem schemes of work:

Maths No Problem Parents' Information

Maths No Problem Year Group Overviews

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check

From June 2020, the new Year 4 multiplication tables check became statutory. If your child is in Year 4, they will take a short online test to make sure their times tables knowledge is at the expected level.

 

What is the check?

The multiplication tables check is an online test for pupils in Year 4. Pupils are asked to answer 25 questions on times tables from two to 12. They are given six seconds per question, with three seconds rest between each question, so the test should last less than five minutes.

Questions about the six, seven, eight, nine, and 12 times tables are likely to come up most often, as these are the hardest for most children to learn. It’s a good idea to focus on these tricky times tables with your child.

First and foremost, the check is about finding out which children are struggling with their times tables so that they can get extra support. It is not a judgement on what your child can do, but a way for the school to know how their teaching is going and to adjust their focus if needed.

 

When do the checks happen?

The checks happen in June each year.

 

How can I help my child prepare?

Oxford Owl have some great tips and resources on their website to help your child prepare for the tests: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/at-school/primary-school-assessment-tests/year-4-multiplication-tables-check/

 

For more information, please see the PDF below.

Counting, Number and Calculation

In Years 1 to 6, pupils are given daily practice of counting and mental and written arithmetic skills in order to keep calculation skills fresh. This helps children to develop and maintain fluency in both written and mental calculations.

 

Times Tables Termly Planner

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