Maths in the Early Years
Addition and subtraction- KS1
Addition and Subtraction- KS2
Maths at Wellsprings
• The expectation is that most pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace.
• Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content.
• Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that children have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately
- 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.
Supporting your child at home
- Learning key number facts – It is vital that children learn their key number facts such as number bonds and times tables. This can and should be done at home as well as school and it is important that number facts are practised and recited regularly.
- TT Rockstars – TT Rockstars is an online maths platform that enables children to develop their maths learning through the use of fun games, activities and challenges. All children in Year 1 to 6 at Wellsprings have access to a TT Rockstars account and should access this regularly at home to develop, practise and consolidate their understanding timestables.
- Maths in real life contexts – Enabling your child to see the uses and benefits to mathematics in everyday life is very important and there are countless opportunities to allow your child to demonstrate what they have learned. Shopping, cooking and baking are great activities that can bring classroom learning into a real life situation.
Please visit our YouTube channel (Wellsprings School TV) to see a range of helpful videos explaining ways in which parents/carers can help their children in learning maths concepts.