Maths


At Swillington Primary School, we strive to find everyone’s talent as Mathematicians. We wholeheartedly believe that every child can and should achieve. Maths is integral to all aspects of life and all careers - with this in mind, we endeavour to ensure that children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them into their futures. Mathematics equips pupils with the uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.

 

In order to make maths achievable for all children, we teach using a continuous concrete, pictorial, abstract approach.CPA

The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure all pupils:

In lessons, we will provide a range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving activities for children to apply and deepen their understanding of the basic skills. This will enable the children to develop a positive attitude towards maths and to develop the resilience and confidence needed for them to work independently. Through developing positive attitudes and securing basic skills, our aim is for children to be secure and ready for the next phase in their education.

 

Times Table Rockstars

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All children at Swillington Primary School have access to Times Table Rockstars. Remember that each time they go on and play, the children will earn points on their homework grids!

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Goal
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations.
Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables!
To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!
For more information on the types of games and how they work, and much more, download a copy of the TTRockstars Parent Guide which can be found below.

Stats
If you click on your avatar icon in the top right of the screen and then click My Stats, a heatmap like the one below will load. It shows how successful your child is at each of the facts which gives you a clear view of what to keep practising.

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Numbots

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From the same creators of Times Tables Rock Stars, NumBots is an online platform for boosting addition and subtraction skills.

NumBots is an online game and playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts - these are critical foundations in maths. In order to get the best out of NumBots, children should regularly play for short bursts so we recommend at least 5 minutes each day. Remember that each time they go on and play, the children will earn points on their homework grids!

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