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Maths at Caldecott

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.

 

Maths Ambassadors

Children in year 6 were invited to apply for the position of Maths Ambassador. Following the application process, 10 children were chosen. They are: Liam, Owen, Lyra, Henry, Amalia, Destiny, Imogen, Jack, Jeska and Jacob.

Here is some more information from them:

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.

 

Times Tables

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.

 

 

Ideas for Learning Times Tables

Useful Websites

These are some useful websites for practising maths facts such as: time tables, number bonds, division etc…

http://www.mymaths.co.uk

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk

http://www.abcya.com/math_bingo.htm

 

 

Term 4 Maths Competition

The Maths Ambassadors are running a competition for all year groups. See below for details. Remember to get your entries in by Monday 26th March!


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