These are the policies that we follow at St Matthew's.
Please see a member of staff if you have any questions about how we teach maths at our school:
Maths Policy 2022
Maths Calculation Policy Reception 2022
Maths Calculation Policy KS1 2022
Maths Calculation Policy LKS2 2022
Maths Calculation Policy UKS2 2022
National Numeracy Parental Engagement Project
We are delighted to have been selected to work with the independent charity National Numeracy on an exciting project which encourages children and families to do maths together.
As part of the project, we will be introducing National Numeracy’s Family Maths scrapbooks and activities. These are weekly activities that help children and families to explore everyday maths at home together. They link the maths that children are learning at school with life outside the classroom.
You don’t need any special knowledge or equipment to work on the activities. Just talking about everyday maths can help develop children’s maths confidence. You might like to take photos, draw pictures, write sums or create diagrams in the scrapbooks – it’s up to you!
National Numeracy has provided a scrapbook for every child in the school. We encourage all families to support their children’s learning by getting involved with the activities.
Later in the year, there will also be a chance for parents and carers to attend a workshop led by National Numeracy on supporting children to develop positive attitudes towards maths. All parents and carers will also be offered access to National Numeracy’s free online learning tool for adults, the National Numeracy Challenge.
National Numeracy is keen to hear from parents, pupils and teachers about the project and about their feelings around maths. As such, they will be sending out surveys at the start and end of the project to ask for your thoughts, and we would encourage you to take part and make sure your views are heard.
However you feel about maths, you can make a big difference to your child’s numeracy learning. In a similar project, 88% of children said they increased their confidence with maths and 86% of parents said they increased their confidence in helping their children with maths.
We hope that you will join us in making the most of this exciting project.
How you can help improve your maths skills
Many adults feel daunted by using maths in everyday life and experience anxiety when helping their children with their homework.
The site aims to help adults brush up without pressure on the numeracy skills which are needed in work and everyday life.
Signing up gives you the chance to find out what your skill level is, practise some of the things you find difficult and access online learning resources at the right level for you.
You can log in and out at any time and save your progress as you go. Your activity on the site is confidential.
Our School Learning Journey:
What's Happening at St Matthew's...
At St Matthew's all classes do a daily maths lesson.
We follow the National Curriculum Guidance for mathematics that explains what we need to do in each year group.:
National Curriculum Programmes of Study for mathematics
We use the Power Maths mastery scheme and do other maths activities weekly to support our maths learning.
Here are the yearly overview for Power Maths that the teachers follow at St Matthew's.
We may spend more days or less days on each topic if each class needs to so these overviews are only a guide:
Reception Power Maths overview
Year 1 Power Maths overview
Year 2 Power Maths overview
Year 3 Power Maths overview
Year 4 Power Maths overview
Year 5 Power Maths overview
Year 6 Power Maths overview
Every half term teachers add a curriculum letter to their class page to inform
parents which areas they are working on during the half term.
All KS2 children have a log in for Maths Flex which is an interactive app that supports Power Maths lessons.
We encourage the children to go on it at home and at school.
Click on the picture here to go straight to the website. Ask staff if you need help logging in.
All KS1 children have a log in for School Jam which is an interactive app that supports Power Maths lessons.
We encourage the children to go on it at home and at school. Ask staff if you need help logging in.
All children have a log in for TimestableRockstars.
Timestables are a fundamental part of learning in maths and once we know them off by heart, it enhances our maths learning.
At the end of Year 4, children are expected to do a timed timestable check where they need to get all the answers correct to pass.
We encourage the children to go on it at home and at school. Click on the picture here to go straight to the website. Ask staff if you need help logging in.
Reception, year 1 and year 2 are participating
in a Mastering Number fluency programme from NCETM which will support our fluency skills.
We do a quick daily fluency lesson and they are great fun.
This year years 4 and 5 will be doing a Mastering Number programme daily too.
MULTIPLICATION TABLES CHECK
Year 4 are working hard getting ready to sit their Multiplication Tables Check.
If you click on this link you can practise the test at home:
All children can practise their timetables using this website for free too!
Look on this page to see other things we have been up to in maths in our different classes:
In maths in year 3 we practised partitioning in different ways:
In maths in year 3 we partitioned into hundred, tens and ones using the base ten equipment:
In maths in year 3 we practised our timestables on TimestablesRockstars.
We are going to practise at home too:
In maths in year 3 we have been using the ipads to work on tally charts and pictograms:
In maths in year 4 we were working out area:
In maths in year 4 we were working out division:
In maths in year 3 we used paint to work out our times tables:
3 paint maths 2023
In maths in year 6 we were using cubes to work out fractions:
In maths in year 4 children have been working on measure and perimeter.
We worked out the missing edges using sticks to help us at first:
In maths in reception we used resources in our provision to practise our maths skills:
In maths in year 1 we used resources to practise place value knowledge:
In maths in year 2 we used resources to practise place value knowledge:
In maths in year 3 we are learning to tell the time on analogue clocks:
In maths in year 3 we used resources to practise place value knowledge:
3j la maths 2022
In maths in year 3 we used resources and pictures to practise exchanging ten ones
for a ten when adding a 3 digit number and a single digit number:
In maths in year 3 we used resources and pictures to practise exchanging ten ones
for a ten when subtracting a 3 digit number and a single digit number:
In maths in year 4 we have been working on our place value knowledge:
In maths in year 4 we have been learning how to tell the time:
In year 3 in maths we have been learning how to multiply and divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number.
We used apparatus to help us:
In Year 3 we have been handling money.
We have added and subtracted amounts and solved money problems:
In Year 3 we have been learning about length and doing lots of measuring:
Year 3 length
In Year 3 we have been learning about 3D shapes:
3d shapes in year 3 2022
In Year 4, we have been learning about fractions. We found tenths and hundredths in lots of different ways:
Exciting Events in 2022-2023
Our Power Maths scheme has changed and we invited parents
to take home our old books so children can practise at home:
On Friday 5th February it was NSPCC Number Day:
This year we decided to take part in NSPCC Rocks to raise money for the NSPCC.
We dressed up as rockstars and had great fun taking part in TTRS activities.
We raised a fabulous £177.28.
We started the day with a TTRS assembly.
Asad, Ilhan, Siena, Kaitlyn and Mrs Rotherham represented Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6
and the teachers in a soundcheck each in front of the whole school.
Siena got the highest score and is now the St Matthew's TTRS champion. Well done Siena!
Here are some photos of the TTRS assembly:
Here are the children having fun:
We took part in the national TTRS competition and this is how our classes did:
On the week beginning Monday 14th November it was Maths Week:
We celebrated Maths Week England by taking part in a friendly times tables (and division) competition. The competition ran from 07:30 GMT Monday 14th November to 19:30 GMT Wednesday 16th November. It was all done online via play.ttrockstars.com.
Well done to 4M that won our school challenge!
National Numeracy Day 2022
On Wednesday 18th May 2022 it was National Numeracy Day.
The whole school took part in a World Record attempt for the most people
watching a TTRS livestream and we were successful!
We raised an amazing £218.36.
number day 2022
Here are some photos of Years 3 and 4 joining in:
NSPCC Number Day
We took part in the NSPCC Number Day on Friday 4th February 2022 and raised money for the NSPCC.
In Year 3, we dressed with a digit on our outfit and had lots of fun doing maths games and quizzes.
In Year 4, w
We have put together some useful websites that will help support your learning.
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