We want all pupils at Wainscott Primary School to experience the wonderful power and enjoyment of mathematics and to develop a sense of curiosity about the subject along with a clear understanding of the main concepts.
At Wainscott we believe all children can achieve success in mathematics and therefore in our teaching we aim to achieve a secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts through manageable steps. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide a challenge by finding solutions to rich and sophisticated problems. We will spend time becoming true experts in content, being creative by applying new knowledge in multiple ways and contexts.
We aim for all pupils to:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop an understanding of fundamental concepts and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately;
- Be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios;
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and to develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.
We follow Pearson's Power Maths scheme.
NumBots is all about every child achieving the “triple win” of understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating. This website or app allows children to work on subitising* and number-bonds which will help them to build up their number fluency.
*Subitising means the ability to look at a small set of objects and instantly know how many there are without counting them. For example when you roll a dice, you don’t need to count the dots to know what you have rolled.
Times Tables Rock Stars
Times Tables Rock Stars is a maths programme (available online or on app) that takes all the worry out of learning times tables and has a proven track record of boosting children’s fluency and recall in multiplication and division. TTRS also records the speed of each attempt. It works initially by testing the children to see what multiplications facts they already know, which then allows the app to measure the children's ability and challenge them accordingly. This means that the children will get the tables at their ability level. Children are able to Children can earn points which they can spend on changing their avatar and buying different accessories for them. They can also challenge each other as well as join in all Primary First Trust battles.