At Robinsfield, children are taught maths each day. During these lessons they learn mathematical skills and concepts in line with the National Curriculum. They also have the opportunity to apply what they have learned through a variety of rich problem solving tasks.
Mathematics is taught using a range of resources and strategies in order to deepen pupils’ understanding. Teaching in this way provides high-quality, differentiated teaching and learning resources to support children of all abilities across the school.
At Robinsfield, children will learn about different areas of mathematics and different ways of mathematical thinking. These include number, geometry, measurement and statistics.
Within maths teaching, number will be split into the key areas of place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and fractions. A focus on number will be age-appropriate and help build the skills of fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
Shape, Space and Measure
The second part of maths teaching at Robinsfield is shape, space and measure. It encompasses teaching on shape, time, money, measurement and direction. This is taught within maths lessons and builds on their current understanding and previous learning.
In Year 2 children will also learn about statistics and handling data within their maths lessons.
Teaching for Mastery
At Robinsfield, we utilise a teaching for mastery approach, focusing on the skills of reasoning, fluency and problem solving. These skills enable children to feel more confident and prepared as they go through their maths learning at Robinsfield.
Supporting your child at home is a key component of the home school partnership. In maths, there are many everyday ways to support your child in their learning and children in Key Stage 1 will be sent a weekly ‘maths challenge’ to complete at home which builds on their in school learning. Some everyday activities are listed below:
- Counting door numbers as you walk past (Often 2x table)
- Using language of halving and quartering when cutting fruit.
- Looking at a clock when telling the time.
- Adding small numbers when out shopping.
For more everyday ideas please see your child’s class teacher.