The aims of teaching mathematics at St. Augustine’s Catholic Academy are to ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- Can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
All pupils are taught to develop efficient strategies for mental and written calculations which is clearly outlined within our school policy.
It is important that you support and encourage your child to develop their mathematical fluency. By the end of year 2, pupils should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using and understanding place value. By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table. These skills can be practised on TTRockstars, where children can earn points for success.
To support and extend children’s mathematical learning, we focus on learning a different set of Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS) each half term. These can be seen below. Please see class pages or your class teacher for further information on how to support your child with these.
Mathematics at St Augustine’s
Here are some links that you may find beneficial to support your child with their learning:
Y1: Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Time, Fractions.
Y2: Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Fractions, Measure, 3D shape.
Y3: Place Value, Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Fractions.
Y5: Geometry, Measure, Fractions.
Y6: Geometry, Statistics, 'The Golden Ratio', Problem Solving
White Rose Home learning also offers some of the best work for Year 6. If your child is a particularly talented mathematician then they could dip into Year 7 materials too and really prepare themselves for High School! All lessons come with a video clip to explain the math.
The sites below are good for general number work. You may need to register and pay a small registration fee. Search by year group or age, as well as subject eg addition.
The Maths Factor: https://www.themathsfactor.com/
Third Space Maths Hub: https://mathshub.thirdspacelearning.com/
Primary Games Arena: http://primarygamesarena.com/Subjects/Maths
Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Primary Resources: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/maths.htm
Links for the National Curriculum for Maths are shown at the foot of the page.