Power Maths and White Rose
Supporting Your Child
This section has been provided for you to refer to when supporting your child at home. It gives you a brief overview of how maths is taught and also provides some easy to use resources that your children will enjoy.
Key Stage One, Lower KS2 (Y3/4) and Upper KS2 (Year 5/6) Calculation Policies
Please click on the calculation policy to se how your child is taught the matches concepts. This will be through a practical, hands-on (concrete material start) which then supports the move to pictorial and abstract understanding and further practice.
Our school's maths programme (Power Maths) follows the National Curriculum and is supported by the following resources: White Rose Maths, Century Tech (KS2) and Times Table Rock Stars. We also make use of challenging and appropriate resources to help embed reasoning, problem solving and arithmetic skills and knowledge.
Maths in the Foundation Stage
Support maths in Nursery and Reception by counting with your child and drawing/showing them the numbers 1-10. Count whenever you can so that your child becomes familiar with the number names, sounds and order. This is a fun and engaging way to develop number understanding and it really will make a difference to your child's learning.
It couldn't be easier to count steps for example when you're walking to school or out in the garden so count steps, hops and jumps- it's all beneficial! As a challenge, try counting backwards or starting from a different number to zero (0).
See: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/cbeebies/episodes/b08bzfnh?page=2 for some short number blocks episodes on the CBeebies iPlayer
Times Tables (Key for Y3 and Y4)
Learning your times tables and having that quick-fire knowledge can make other areas of maths much easier. With the introduction of mandatory times tables check scheduled for Year Four children in the summer term 2020, there has never been more emphasis on the importance of this valuable, life-long skill.
Here are some ideas to support times table learning at home:
- Practising times tables by rote.
- Asking your child multiplication questions out of order – such as ‘What’s 11 x 12? What’s 5 x 6?’
- Asking your child the related division facts: ‘What’s 8 divided by 4? What’s 54 divided by 6?’
- Using arrays to help your child memorise times tables – you can use fun objects like Smarties or Lego bricks to make it more entertaining.
- Giving your child word problems to test their skills, like ‘If Peter has 800ml of orange juice and needs to share it between four friends, how much can they each have?’
Make sure you visit: https://ttrockstars.com/ so that you can compete against your friends!
Times Table Rocks Stars- Online Maths Fin!
Century Tech (Key for Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6)
All children in Y3-Y6 have a logon to century tech.: https://www.century.tech/ this online learning platform will adapt to their needs and is a great way of working through small chunks of learning or revising key ideas.
Year 4 Times Tables Check
In June 2021 children in Year 4 will be taking an online times tables test to assess their knowledge of all times tables up to and including 12 x 12. This test will take no longer than 5 minutes and will include 25 multiplication questions. The children will be given 6 seconds to answer each question.
If you would like any more information then please see Miss Madeley or Miss Ward.