How do we teach Maths at East Peckham Primary School?
At East Peckham Primary School we follow the White Rose scheme of work, which provides resources from Reception through to Year 6. EYFS Maths learning is also based on the EYFS Handbook and Development Matters documents.
Maths occurs daily but the length of the formal lesson varies based on the age of the children and the needs of the cohort. The lessons are also supplemented with 'bursts' of maths teaching which support the development of fluency and problem solving. These short, sharp session may take the form of:
- Daily counting in a variety of multiples
- Number bond familiarity games
- Discussion about approaches to a given calculation ('How many ways can we calculate 23+12?')
- Times tables taught in a range of ways e.g. pictures, counting on a number stick, as well as chanting and recital, including out of sequence
- Any appropriate activity linked to the taught content.
We aim for our children to master mathematical concepts so they are ready for Maths in the next phase of their education and in the real world.
Please speak to your child's class teacher if you have any questions.
White Rose Schemes of Work for Years R-6
Unfortunately some of the schemes for certain year groups exceed our uploading limit for the website so cannot be displayed here. Paper copies can be made available from the school, so please do enquire should you require one.
Schemes of Work - Autumn
In Reception, we adapt any lessons and planning depending on the children's needs and strengths that emerge through the year, while ensuring key knowledge is being taught, according to the White Rose curriculum.
Calculation policy in line with White Rose
At East Peckham Primary School we want our children to become confident mathematicians and develop a real love for the subject that can have a substantial impact on life beyond the classroom. Our maths homework in Years 1-6 is based around this vision and we ask that children practice the vital skills that develop mathematical fluency. Homework is set using either Times Table Rock Stars or Numbots. Supplementary homework may be set by the class teacher at their discretion.
Take a look at the document below for more information about the progression of basic number facts and how you can help at home. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you have any questions.
You only need to learn 66 times tables!
Apps and websites to help with Maths learning at home
Please find below a list of maths apps and websites to help children with their learning. Let your child guide you about which concepts they are are familiar with. While it is tempting to move a child forwards, if they haven't been taught a concept in school then this may actually confuse their understanding. Our scheme enables learning to be sequential so that it is building on previous concepts, this approach is fundamental in making our children capable mathematicians.
The ‘Math Learning Center’ www.mathlearningcenter.org/resources/apps
This American website has plenty of apps and online interactive software that can be used to help children complete calculations.
Children in KS1 and KS2 can use the ‘Number Pieces’ app to complete written calculations.
Children in KS1 and year 3 can use the ‘Number Line’ app to add and subtract
Children in KS1 and EYFS can use the ‘Number Frames’ apps to investigate number bonds to 10 and 20.
Maths Zones http://mathszone.co.uk/
This website has some games to help children with their recall of quick mental maths
Top Marks www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games
There are more maths games for many different areas of maths on the Top Marks website. The activities range from 3 to 14 years.
Primary games www.primarygames.co.uk/
There are a range of games on this website that cover a multitude of maths topics. There are also links to app downloads if you want easier access to the games.