Millside, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 4SR

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Kilham Church Of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

"Encourage one another and build each other up." (Thessalonians 5.11)

Maths at Kilham

 

What is White Rose Maths?

 

https://whiterosemaths.com

 

The White Rose Maths scheme of work aims to show pupils that everyone can do maths and inspire children's love for this fascinating subject. Covering a wide range of school years, it aims to develop pupils' reasoning, fluency and problem-solving skills.

The scheme of learning is split into different seasonal blocks including Autumn, Spring and Summer. Within each of these blocks, a different topic is covered, which is great for helping pupils learn one step at a time.

 

At Kilham CE Primary School, we follow the statutory National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Mathematics in Key Stages 1 and 2. These can be accessed by clicking here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-mathematics-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-mathematics-programmes-of-study

Parents supporting children at home. To help your children with their maths at home click on the weblink below and select your child's current year group.

Kilham Church of England Primary School Calculations Policy - How we teach maths at Kilham.

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White Rose Maths Progression

NumBots

Counting to calculating

NumBots equips each pupil with the set of core maths skills they require by building their knowledge from the ground up - starting at the very beginning with subitising.

Once pupils can recognise small quantities of objects (“counting-without-counting”), they are asked to subitise two groups, presented together. The deliberate use of previous arrangements helps introduce the idea of numbers being partitioned, laying the foundation for number bonds.

Familiar pictorial representations (including bar models and cherries) raise the difficulty of questions without affecting pupils’ confidence. Pupils begin to explore abstract number problems within 10, and practice automating their responses to “one/two more/less than...” questions.

This natural mathematical progression from one concept to the next ensures pupils are fully prepared to move on, from adding and subtracting within 10, to bridging 10, to finally answering questions involving two-digit numbers. Number lines and hundred squares are then used to explain more sophisticated addition and subtraction strategies, such as partitioning and compensation.

 

 AUTOMATICY & UNDERSTANDING

Instant recall of key number facts must be built on a secure and genuine mathematical understanding in order for pupils to move forward and solve increasingly complex problems.

 

Story Mode is designed to develop pupils’ understanding of the relationship between different numbers and concepts, such as partitioning and the part-whole model. NumBots’ deliberate teaching-for-mastery approach has led to carefully sequenced and varied levels that ensure pupils fully grasp each essential new skill. As a result of methodically layering up the complexity, pupils maintain maths confidence and are primed to learn the next concept.

As well as cementing their understanding, pupils’ recall is also significantly boosted. While Story Mode is underpinned by best practice in memory formation - i.e. short, spaced practice sessions on interleaved material - the quick-fire questions and low-stakes quizzing in Challenge Mode enhances pupils’ retrieval of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts and improves the efficiency of their mental strategies.

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 As part of our work across school to improve our Times tables Kilham School uses TTRockstars.

In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.

This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 16,000 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.

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