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Maths at Hamilton
Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child’s ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of mathematics.
Mathematics is a core subject in the National Curriculum, and we use the New National Curriculum 2014 for Mathematics to implement the statutory requirements of the programme of study. We follow the White Rose Hub programme of study. It outlines the termly objectives by year and ensures fundamental skills and knowledge are mastered before moving to the next stage. The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress should be based on the security of the pupils’ understanding.
In our school Nursery and in Reception, teachers follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum New Framework (2021)
The teachers at Hamilton Academy seek to embed mathematics into a range of other subjects thus encouraging the links with everyday life.
Times Table Check
Children in Year 4 will be participating in the national multiplication tables check in June 2022 which is set by the government. More information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/multiplication-tables-check
Times Table Rock Stars:
At Hamilton we use Times Table Rock Stars https://ttrockstars.com/ to engage and motivate children to learn their tables. Each child in the school has log in details so they can access this at home.
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ All children have log in details so they can access My Maths at home. My Maths is a whole-school interactive resource which is used in the classroom and for allocating homework and can also be used to consolidate learning.
White Rose 1-Minute Maths App
https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/1-minute-maths This is a free resources from White Rose which can be downloaded on any electronic device. The app helps pupils to build greater number confidence and fluency. It’s all about targeted practice in engaging, one-minute chunks!
Message from the Maths Co-ordinator:
Parent often ask me to recommend website that can support their child in learning maths at home. Below are a few of the websites, some of which that we use in school, that are fun and also free!
lots of links to games that support learning in all curriculum areas for EYFS and KS1
fun games for all ages. EYFS children should use the Pre-K and K levels. Year 1 should choose Grade 1, Year 2 is Grade 2.
some super games for 3 – 5 year olds and 5-7 year olds. There are also games for KS2 children.
Jumpstart Jr for 3 – 5 year olds and World of Jumpstart for 5 – 9 year olds. Games include maths challenges.
Below are some more useful supporting websites that have educational games to support mathematical learning at home:
For remembering simple addition facts
Match the decimal to the percentage to win
Suitable for early years/Year 1 shopping game with attributes and counting out money
Please also follow the links below to find free printable resources for you to use with your child at home.
Hundred squares – counting to 100 and more! - also include times table grid
updated March 2022