Thank you for coming to the Maths Parent's Meeting! Please find the slides below. If you have any questions, please do contact me! I'm always here to help.
At Capel Primary School, we aim to deliver a high-quality maths education which enables children to feel a sense of enjoyment, interest and achievement. We encourage children to reason mathematically to support them to solve problems and challenges successfully and resiliently, in everyday life.
In line with the National Curriculum, we provide a maths curriculum which enables children to:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics
- Including times tables knowledge: Year 2s (2s, 5s and 10s), Year 3 (2s, 5s, 10s, 3s, 4s, 8s), Year 4 (up to 12s), Year 5 and 6 (consolidating knowledge of times tables)
- Reason mathematically by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems
- Have a growth mindset when tackling problems
- Including developing parental support; where we support them to support the children
At Capel we use White Rose Planning to support our teaching, using the small steps to support the children's understanding of the mathematical concepts. By taking small steps, all children are able to access the same learning, sometimes with support from adults and other children, whilst those who are more confident with Maths are encouraged to broaden and prove their understanding through the use of different methods. The children are encouraged to choose their own level of challenge.
We encourage children to explore using manipulatives, to understand maths through concrete examples, by physically handling the manipulatives to support understanding. Children then express Maths through pictorial representations (bar models, part-part whole diagrams), helping to make the concepts visual. This helps children to explore patterns and make more links between concepts. We then move onto more abstract concepts, such as formal written methods, when the children are confident with the mathematical principals.
We ensure to provide opportunities for cross-curricular lessons, time to practise core skills (such as the times tables) and enjoy Maths.
Maths is around everyone, in all aspects of life and it is good to share this with our children. Parents are invited to a Maths Parents Meeting at the beginning of the year, and are encouraged to support their children with their mathematics at home. See below for more ideas for how to help your child with their maths at home.
For years 2 - 6, homework focuses on times tables. The children are set times tables to practise on a Monday and this is then checked the following Monday.
We encourage a love of Maths across the year and children often mention how much they enjoy their lessons.
Last year we had a Maths Enrichment day and we celebrated Pi day (04/03/2023)!
This year we celebrated Fibonacci Day (11/23/2023)! Have a look at some of our pictures below!
We have children who are fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics; they have a developing and knowledge and confidence in their times tables; they can apply their mathematics to a variety of problems; they tackle problems with a growth mindset; and parents feel more confident supporting their children with their Maths.
The Whole school joined in and created amazing art, poems, trees and looked at fantastic Maths! Can you find these spirals in the world around you?
What you can do to support your child
Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables! https://play.ttrockstars.com/
Year 3 and above have logins that will be sent home at the beginning of the year!
Another great way to get into Maths at home is to use Number Blocks! It was first broadcast in January 2017, and is a pre-school BBC television series aimed at introducing children to early number. Snappy animation and loveable characters combine with engaging storylines to gently introduce concepts of number to support early mathematical understanding. Numberblocks Support Materials | NCETM