The ability to deal with mathematical problems in everyday life is a basic skill which we hope we increasingly prepare our children for at Pewsey Primary School. Our aim is to help our pupils to have a positive and confident attitude towards mathematics.
All aspects of number work are taught, including; mental and written calculations, skills and knowledge about shape, space and measures and data handling. Great emphasis is placed on developing the children’s mental skills with a mental warm up being a feature of most of our lessons.
We aim to make the teaching and learning within this subject as practical and enjoyable as possible, so that your child will have the best chance of understanding and using concepts competently. There is a mixture of whole class teaching and small group or individual practical reinforcement work that focuses on different aspects of mathematics.
Alongside the Mathematics teaching children are encouraged to learn their times-tables and there are times-table champion incentives: bronze, silver, gold and times-table champion badges to earn.
Year R – Children will begin counting in 1’s and 2’s
Year 1 – Children will count in 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
Year 2 – Children will count in 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s. They will learn their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Year 3 – Children will count in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100. They will learn their 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
Year 4 – Children will count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000. They will learn all their times table facts up to 12 x 12.
Year 5/6 – Children will consolidate their times table knowledge and link it to fractions, decimals and place value.
Knowing times table facts includes related division facts, e.g. if I know 7 x 9 = 63; I know 63 ÷ 7 = 9.
Useful websites with lots of games and activities to support maths:
BBC Sport Supermovers - lots of video clips. Good for times tables and other maths topics.
Some good sites for those tricky times tables: