The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Maths

Mathematic skills should be taught across all curriculum subjects. The new framework advises that “Teachers should use every relevant subject to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency. Teachers should develop pupils’ numeracy and mathematical reasoning in all subjects so that they understand and appreciate the importance of mathematics”.

DfE (Sept 2013) The National Curriculum in England (Framework Document), p103. London: DfE, © Crown Copyright 2013.

We encourage the children to apply what they have learnt in their Maths lessons in practical ways and you will often see children weighing ingredients to cook with, working out averages for team points or teaching other children a concept they have already mastered themselves.

 

To support the mental dexterity with numbers we learn number facts, such as number bonds and times tables.  These are regularly practised and tested - often in fun ways like times table bingo, Timestables Rockstars or Big Maths Beat That. Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) are sent home termly to be learnt to support the children's fluency in number recall.

Outside of the daily Maths lessons, children complete their ‘5 a day’ which is where they develop, practise and apply their methods for and understanding of the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  

We subscribe to Mathletics, which offers appropriate maths activities and games online. Mathletics is used in lessons, but can also be accessed at home. All children have their own log in and teachers track children's activity and how well they do on the tasks they have been set.

Useful documents

Calculation Policy for Addition and Subtraction

Calculation Policy for Multiplication and Division

Calculation Policy for Fractions

Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs)

 

Maths Long Term Plan Year 1

Maths Long Term Plan Year 2

Maths long Term Plan Year 3

Maths Long Term Plan Year 4

Maths Long Term Plan Year 5

Maths Long Term Plan Year 6

Useful maths websites and games

Maths is Fun - Advice, games and activities

Home Advisor - Maths Games and Resources

Topmarks - Maths Games for all age groups

Mathszone - Games and activities

Swipe Maths - Number puzzle (Mrs Deysel's current favourite!)

Maths Resources - A range of exciting games and resources

Mathletics - Play 'live' against other children in the world or practise your maths skills