Children’s chances of succeeding in education and life will be maximised if they develop deep and lasting procedural and conceptual mathematical understanding. Therefore, at King Edward, our aim for our maths curriculum is to provide children opportunities to develop a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. To achieve this we use the mastery approach and follow the Power Maths scheme of work alongside White Rose. Our curriculum is planned to allow time for children to embed new knowledge and build on new concepts in a small step progressive way. Students are encouraged to be confident with mathematics and lessons are planned to allow children to apply their knowledge to reasoning and problem solving activities. This is supported by our calculation policy which provides a framework to ensure an agreed progression of methods throughout the school. Daily maths lessons, including Fluent in 5 and times tables, are taught in isolation to ensure progression in mathematical fluency and to embed key concepts.
From Year 2 to Year 6 times tables are taught fortnightly through the Shanghai Maths approach and then children are tested weekly through Superhero Times Table Tests. Children in Year 4 are tested through the statutory Multiplication Tables Test, The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics.
Children have access to Times Table Rock Stars and can play at home and school to practise! Follow the link below to access: https://ttrockstars.com/