At Caldecott, we follow the National Curriculum for mathematics. Please see the Maths Curriculum Maps for more information about coverage in each year group.
This page has been put together by our Maths Ambassadors to tell you more about maths here at Caldecott.
Children in year 6 were invited to apply for the position of Maths Ambassador. Following the application process, 10 children were chosen. They are: Cara, Eva, Lauren, Kody, Charlie, Hannah, Joseph, Catherine, Jacob and Abbie.
Here is some more information from Hannah:
The job of the Maths Ambassadors is to raise the profile of maths at Caldecott and support other children in enjoying and succeeding at maths. One thing we really like doing is being Maths Buddies to year 3 children. Once a week, we meet up with our buddies and play games to help them learn their times tables. We play a range of games with them such as Hit the Button, Maths Bingo and Times Tables Snakes and Ladders. We also draw times tables flowers.
It is vital that children are fluent with multiplication facts in order to help them solve mathematical problems accurately and confidently. We have introduced a times tables award system in KS2 to help motivate children to learn their times tables. Here is an explanation from Jacob (one of our Maths Ambassadors):
The times table certificates here at Caldecott are awarded in three stages: bronze, silver and gold. All children in KS2 have a times tables test once a week. After they have passed a certain number of them, they get their certificates.
For year 6, to achieve your bronze certificate, you must know all your times tables (including division facts and decimals) up to the 10 times table. Silver is achieved when we pass our 11 and 12 times table tests and gold when we pass our 13s, 14s and 15s. Children who achieve this then move on to platinum level, where they must answer questions using the rules of BODMAS.
Another of our Maths Ambassadors, Catherine, asked some children about what they do to learn their times tables. Here are some of their responses:
Lucy (Terns): ‘Every night I do a mini test with my dad.’
Joshua (Kestrels): ‘Every night I use my times table book.’
Dominic (Falcons): ‘I practise by going over them again and again.’
These are some useful websites for practising maths facts such as: time tables, number bonds, division etc…
Thank you to Cara for putting this list together.