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At Dalestorth our Long Term Maths Planning follows the principle of the White Rose Maths Scheme with areas of maths blocked together so that children are taught topics ‘in depth’. For Short Term Planning, staff use a combination of Power Maths and White Rose planning.

 

KS1 have a daily maths lesson.

The lesson will always start with some counting work, before moving onto a mental starter. There will then be a main teaching input before the children complete challenge activities. The lesson will end with a plenary which may assess the children’s learning from that lesson, introduce a new concept or recap previous learning. The daily lessons will combine a mixture of reasoning and arithmetic activities. Number bonds and tables tests will be given as and when appropriate.

From February, Year 2 will have additional maths lessons in the afternoons. 

 

KS2 have a daily maths lesson.

The lesson will always start with a mental starter. There will then be a main teaching input before the children complete challenge activities. The lesson will end with a plenary which may assess the children’s learning from that lesson, introduce a new concept or recap previous learning. In KS2 at least one of the maths lessons each week is dedicated to times tables, arithmetic and reasoning practise (see below):

 

Years 3 and 4

Have one lesson per week, which consists of a tables test, arithmetic test and a reasoning problem solved in their maths books linked to problem of week. This practice will take place during the Autumn Term. From the Spring Term, years 3 and 4 will alternate arithmetic and reasoning tests with times tables tests and reasoning problem of the week continuing.

 

Year 5 and 6

Have one lesson per week which is a times tables test and arithmetic test, plus reasoning problems solved in books. From January, year 5 will alternate arithmetic and reasoning tests with times tables tests and the extra reasoning problems continuing. From the Spring Term, year 6 will teach extra maths lessons in afternoons in preparation for the SATs tests in May.

 

CLIC Maths

Last year, as a school we trailed and loved using CLIC maths; CLIC is an additional 20 minute maths session based on improving children's fluency and calculation skills.

 

CLIC stands for:

Counting,

Learn-Its,

It's Nothing New and

Calculation.

 

This year each class will have 3 CLIC sessions a week as us and the children loved it so much!

 

 

KS2 - 5 in 5 arithmetic

In KS2, we are also using 5 in 5 arithmetic tests to revise and practise the important calculation skills needed for our arithmetic tests. 

 

Reasoning Explanation – This year, as a school, we are working on reasoning explanations. At times your child may be asked to write an explanation of why they know an answer is correct e.g. I know the missing angle is 65° as the angles of a triangle always add up to 180° and the other 2 angles total 115°. This is something you could do at home when helping with maths homework and/or talking about maths: ask your child questions like how do you know that is the bigger number? Can you prove your answer is correct? How? etc. 

 

What should my child be learning in Maths in their particular year group?

What should they be able to do and how can I help?

 

Have a look at the Year Group Target Booklets at the bottom of this page and they will tell you what Maths objectives your child should cover and what they should be able to do by the end of the year.  Our calculation policies will also help you see how we teach the four operations..

 

 

Times Tables

 

Dalestorth Times Table Progression and timings

Based on the 2014 National Curriculum

 

KS1  

Number bonds to 10

Number bonds to 20

x 2

x 5                                 no time limits in KS1

x 10

 

 

KS2

x2

x5

x10                                                                 

x3

x4

x8                 4 minutes for all single times tables tests

x6

x7

x9

x11

x12

 

Bronze – x2, x5, x10, x3, x4 – 10 minutes

Silver – x2, x5, x10, x3, x4, x8, x6, x7 – 8 minutes

Gold – All up to 12x12 – 5 minutes

Square numbers – 5 minutes

Cube numbers – 5 minutes

Multiply and divide whole and decimal numbers by 10, 100, 1000 – 10 minutes

Order of operations and brackets e.g. 2 + 1 x 3 = 5 and (2+1) x 3 = 9 – 10 minutes

Add and subtract fractions, e.g. ¼ + ½ = ¾ and ¾ - ½ = ¼ – 10 minutes

Multiply and divide fractions, e.g. ¼ x ½ = 1/8 and 1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6 – 10 minutes

Percentages, e.g. 15% of 50 = 7.5 and 3% of 60 = 1.8 – 10 minutes

Algebra, e.g. 2a + b = 15    a=6   b=  and 54 – (7c ÷ 3) = 40  c =     – 10 minutes

Ultimate test - a mixture of all of the above - 10  minutes

For KS2 tests children MUST achieve full marks twice in a row to achieve

 

      Times Tables Rewards 

K    KS1

      When a child achieved their number bonds to 10, 20 or their 2, 5 or 10 times tables they will             receive a certificate in praise assembly. 

 

      KS2

When a child achieves a single times table from 2 to 12 they receive a sticker. Once a child has achieved all their single times tables up to 12 x 12 they receive a certificate. When a child achieves the bronze times table test within the set time they receive a certificate and a badge in praise assembly. These rewards are then continued for the silver challenge and above.

 

Times Table Rock Stars

Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables! At Dalestorth, Year 2 to 6 have a TTRS account. To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds! Each child will be given a Rock Speed and Status based on how quickly they can answer questions and how many they can answer correctly.

 

The Rock Speeds and Statuses

By answering a question in the given times below, these are the statuses you can achieve!

Rock Hero - 1 second per question or less 

Rock Legend - 2 seconds per question or less 

Rock Star - 3 seconds per question or less 

Headliner - 4 seconds per question or less 

Support Act - 5 seconds per question or less 

Breakthrough Artist - 6 seconds per question or less 

Unsigned Act - 7 seconds per question or less 

Gigger - 8 seconds per question or less 

Busker - 9 seconds per question or less 

Garage Rocker - 10 seconds per question or less 

Wannabe - more than 10 seconds per question 

Game Types

There are 5 games that you can play online:

Garage

- Single player

- Teacher sets the times tables

- Games are 1, 2 or 3 minutes long, you can choose!

- 10 coins per correct answer

 

Studio

- Lots of questions - 12x12

- Improve your Rock Speed and Status on this game!

- Games are 1 minute long

- 1 coin per correct answer

 

Arena

- Multiplayer

- Teacher sets the times tables

- Compete against your friends in the class

- Games are 1 minute long

- Earn 1 coin per correct answer

 

Festival

- Play against children from around the world!

- Lots of questions - 12x12

- Games are 1 minute long

- Earn 1 coin per correct answer

 

Soundcheck

- 25 questions with a 6 second time limit for each

- Multiplication only

- Earn 5 coins per correct answer

- Simulates the Multiplication Table Check which our Year 4 children will sit in June 2020.

 

Remember, the more you play and the more questions you get correct, the more coins you can earn for your Avatar! Can you master your Times Tables and become a Rock Star?

 

You can download the free app for the Apple and Android Store.

 

Each week, one child will get the 'Rock Star Award' for going on or improving on TRRS. 

 

We also have a bi-weekly tournament between classes and the class with the most amount of points wins the 'Times Table Trophy'. 

 

 

Rock Star Day

 

On Tuesday 25th February 2020, the whole school dressed up as 'Rock Stars' to celebrate the launch of Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots.  Music by Bon Jovi and Queen, to name a few bands, could be heard throughout the school as the children played Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots for the first time. In assembly, we sang rock songs (We will rock you) and we had a live game to win the Times Table Trophy. It was extremely close, but Leopards won the trophy. At the end of the day, towards were given to the 'Best Dressed' rock star. The children had an amazing day and they looked incredible. 

On Friday 1st February 2019 we had a whole school problem solving day based on the book: One Is a Snail Ten Is a Crab. The children took part in lots of mathematical problem solving activities including: outdoor problem solving; co-ordinates and algebra. Check out our photos below. 

F2 Problem Solving Fun

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