At Whitings Hill, we follow the White Rose schemes of learning to help us to learn in Maths. This follows the mastery curriculum.
The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all children:
In our Maths lessons, we will use concrete materials to help us to develop a conceptual understanding of different areas of the curriculum, for example Numicon and place value counters. Once we are confident, we move onto drawing pictorial representations then will look at abstract methods.
It is important that our children develop a positive attitude towards mathematics with a competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills. We aim to achieve fluency in number through varied and frequent practice of key number facts and by providing regular opportunities for children to apply their knowledge of facts rapidly and accurately. With this in mind, we have organised our maths challenges: Rocket Maths for the younger children and Times Table Challenge for the older ones.
From years 2-6 we also use Times Table Rock Stars to help us to improve our times table knowledge. Each month, all the children take part in a battle. We are in our house teams for our battles and the winning house gets 20 House Points.
Our last battle ended on Friday 18th October.
The results were:
1st - Nupton - 146,232
2nd - Trinder - 72,951
3rd - Quinta - 66,253
4th - Chesterfield - 58,193
Our current battle is:
Nupton Vs. Trinder
Chesterfield Vs. Quinta
The battle ends on Friday 15th November 2019.
For more information, please look at the document below.