Mathematics at CTK
Mathematics is an integral part of the curriculum here at CTK. We try to integrate fluency, reasoning and problem solving throughout lessons to enable children to achieve their age related expectations or beyond. Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programmes of study are, by necessity, organised into apparently distinct domains, but pupils should make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly are challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.
Mathematics is a creative and an essential discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is necessary to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
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As you may be aware there have been recent changes to the National Curriculum. One of the major changes is that children should be able to recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12x12, by the end of year 4.
Each class has been allocated specific times tables which they will focus on within each year. These are shown below:
Year 1: 1x
Year 2: 2x, 10x, 5x
Year 3: 3x, 4x, 8x
Year 4: up to 12x
We will be working hard to learn times tables within school but we would also like children to be encouraged to practise them at home. As a school we continually assess the children's multiplication knowledge in preparation for the times tables check in Year 4. Years 3-5 all completed online assessments, these results can be made available to you if you wish.
One way to learn your tables is by listening to the following songs:
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All children in Yrs 2-6 have access to TT Rockstars which aims to help pupils to become confident, fluent and quick when recalling their multiplication knowledge. This is so important as the application of this knowledge ties into many different areas in Mathematics. Keep an eye on our newsletter and Twitter for any exciting competitions going on within the school.