Mathematics

Mathematics is a tool for everyday life.

Our aims in teaching mathematics at Lady Margaret Primary School are to:

  • A positive and confident attitude towards mathematics both as a subject as well as recognising the cross curricular links with other subjects.
  • Competence with numbers and the number system.
  • Enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activities, investigations and discussion.
  • Skills through the exploration of shape, position and movement, money, time, measure, data handling and problem solving in a range of contexts.
  • The use of mathematics as a tool for life to solve problems.
  • An ability to communicate mathematical methods and strategies and to use mathematical language appropriately.
  • Lively, engaging and challenging mathematical lessons or activities with opportunities for children to use their initiative and to work both independently and cooperatively.
  • Children’s own knowledge and understanding of their learning including being able to recall prior learning and implement next steps.

How mathematics is taught at Lady Margaret Primary School:

At Lady Margaret Primary School, we use Power Maths as a basis of our maths lessons. This is an exciting class mastery approach, which has been recommended by the DfE, (Department of Education) that works for every child.  It is based upon the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach.

Every lesson is divided into sections that involve plenty of discovery, sharing, collaboration, practice and reflection. Children are encouraged to solve problems each day through the use of concrete resources, pictorial representations and abstract thinking.

At the heart of this programme is the idea that all children can achieve and be successful mathematicians with the right growth mindset.  It promotes five child-friendly characters, each with their own positive skillset, to inspire and motivate children.

These characters are:

By the end of year 6, we want pupils to:

Maths Curriculum Termly Overview for Parents

Power Maths topics are taught in units/weekly blocks. Below you will find the objectives that will be covered in each unit as well as what the expectations are for pupils at the end of this half-term.

There is also a great focus on times tables at LMPS. Each year group has a termly baseline and end-of-term multiplication assessment – this helps us to identify pupils who have not secured the relevant multiplication/number facts for their year group. At the end of Year 4, pupils are required to sit an online Multiplication Tables Check. The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) is a key stage 2 assessment that tests pupils’ knowledge of all times tables up to 12 x 12. The purpose of the MTC is to make sure the times tables knowledge is at the expected level by the end of year 4. In years 5 and 6, pupils continue to consolidate their knowledge of the times tables up to 12 x 12.

Please click on the relevant year group for the curriculum overview.

Nursery Maths Yearly Overview 20.21
Reception Overview 20.21
Y1 Overview 20.21
Y2 Overview 20.21
Y3 Overview 20.21
Y4 Overview 20.21
Y5 Overview 20.21
Y6 Overview 20.21

Multiplication Tables

At the end of Year 4, pupils are required to sit an online Multiplication Tables Check.

The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) is a key stage 2 assessment that tests pupils’ knowledge of all times tables up to 12 x 12. The purpose of the MTC is to make sure the times tables knowledge is at the expected level by the end of year 4.

In years 5 and 6, pupils continue to consolidate their knowledge of the times tables up to 12 x 12.

Times tables activities:

Generate a worksheet at http://www.timestables.me.uk/

Play Hit The Button on http://www.topmarks.co.uk

 

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