Spring Term Maths:
For Maths we use White Rose Maths Hub and base planning around these units. It is a sequential programme of study that is underpinned by promoting fluency in number. It progresses in small steps and builds on previous knowledge. It emphasises that all pupils must have a thorough grounding in the four basic rules of number before progressing on to the next level. This complete understanding gives pupils more confidence in dealing with number activities and in turn, leads to mastery of the four operations. We use a range of resources to develop the problem solving skills of our pupils.
At the center of the mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics is the belief that all children have the potential to succeed. Rather than being extended with new learning, they should deepen their conceptual understanding by tackling challenging and varied problems. The use of concrete and pictorial representations helps to deepen the understanding of mathematical concepts taught across the school.
Each year groups termly overview and updates on our learning can be found below:
Year 3 Term Overview:
Year 4 Term Overview:
Teach Active gives children an extra hour or two of physical activity. By including Active Maths into ourweekly timetable the children are able to consolidate learning from the week through an active outside of the classroom, this is a win-win for learning and health.
We started off the year with some Place Value, the children were introduced and reminded how to use a variety of different manipulatives to represent numbers up to 10,000. We have been using counters, base 10, arrow cards, flip cards and place value grids to support our learning.
Each time we made a number we looked at the thousands, hundreds, tens and ones for each number and how many there was for each column.
For example, looking at why the 4 in 243 is worth 40 and just 4.