The Epiphany School teach all children a daily mathematics lesson. Teachers use the National Curriculum to plan across the key areas of; Place Value and the Number System, Calculations, Solving Problems, Measures and Money, Shape and Data Handling.
Children are encouraged to be involved with their progress in Maths using the trackers sheets at the front of their books. The sheets detail key parts of maths learning for their stage. Teachers will mark on the sheets where they see children demonstrating a solid grasp of that specific area of learning. This will be from their performance in lesson time and also when they take part in the low stakes testing arrangement called a ‘prove it’.
Times Tables Rockstars is used a strategy for supporting children to learn their times tables. This is followed up daily in Years 2 - 6. The school aims for children to demonstrate automaticity within this area of maths to support them to be more fluent in their application of number across problem solving. Our school also uses Numbots for Years 1 and 2 which is all about every child achieving understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating.
Every week children from Year 1 to Year 6 complete homework using the Year-appropriate 10-minute weekly workout booklet. In addition, they will also consolidate their times table and number knowledge at home by using the programmes, Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots.
Please see your child’s class teacher the first instance if you have any questions about your child and their maths learning.