Mathematics introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are crucial in everyday life and support learning across the curriculum. It helps children make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them, offers ways of handling data in an increasingly digital world and makes a fundamental contribution to their development as successful learners.
Children delight in using mathematics to solve a problem, especially when it leads them to an unexpected discovery or new connections. As their confidence grows, they look for patterns, use logical reasoning, suggest solutions and try out different approaches to problems. Mathematics offers children a powerful way of communicating. They learn to explore and explain their ideas using symbols, diagrams and spoken and written language. They start to discover how mathematics has developed over time and contributes to our economy, society and culture.
Studying mathematics stimulates curiosity, fosters creativity and equips children with the skills they need in life beyond school.
Times Tables Rock Stars
At Stanton Bridge Primary School, we are always highly focused on improving pupils’ learning and progress. We have recently launched a new initiative called Times Tables Rock Stars (TT Rock Stars). We believe this will inspire all our pupils to practice their times table by engaging them through fun activities and games online. Please take a look at our launch assembly that explains how it works.
Times Tables Rock Stars Video
Therefore, at Stanton Bridge we ensure our mathematics’ lessons combine all the below ingredients overtime:
- Real life context
- Cross curricular links
‘There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world’ Nikolai Lobatchevsky.
Please note that it is an expectation that every child knows off by heart up to their 12x12 times tables by the end of year 4. It is essential that you child spends time every day pracising through constant revision.
Please find below a copy of the times tables and number bonds to 20 that need to be learnt.
Times Tables | PDF Number Bonds | PDF School Calculation Policy