Intent for Mathematics
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Futures.
In Mathematics we intend to provide a curriculum that challenges and caters for the needs of all our children. We want every child to develop a secure understanding and love of Mathematics which will equip them with the skills of calculation, reasoning and problem solving that they will need throughout their lives. We want to develop a child's ability to be resilient and financially responsible so that they can flourish in our community and beyond, going on to be successful in their next stage of learning.
Implementation for Mathematics
In the Foundation Stage, our children are provided with many exciting practical and “hands on” activities that take place indoors and outdoors to develop and improve their mathematical skills. The staff use their knowledge and expertise to plan for a high quality learning environment which provides children with lots of opportunities to explore different aspects of number and shape, space and measures, develop their mathematical language and learn new concepts. The Staff work from the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework/ Development Matters.
Throughout Key Stages 1 and 2 we follow the School Improvement Liverpool Scheme, which builds on skills of Number, supplemented by White Rose Maths and NCETM Mastery Documents to teach a broad and challenging Mathematics curriculum.
Mathematics is delivered through both discrete lessons and through opportunities for purposeful cross curricular links. In addition to the daily Maths lesson we have a 15 minute Basic Skills session that takes place prior to the start of the lesson. The basic skills are practised continually to ensure that the children secure the building blocks in mathematical learning.
To develop fluency in mathematics the children need to secure a conceptual understanding and efficiency in procedural approaches. We use a systemic approach to ensure that the children make connections between concrete materials, models and images, mathematical language, symbolic relationships and prior learning. We ensure that the children have opportunities to practise the key skills whilst building the understanding and knowledge to transfer these skills to more complex contexts. We incorporate challenge for all through varied and high quality activities with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Children are encouraged to explain their choice of methods and use mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain workings.
Please find our Calculation Progression above. Take a look to see how you can support your child at home.
Mathematics at Norman Pannell
At Norman Pannell we follow the Liverpool Local Authority planning which is linked to the new national curriculum. The programmes of study have been split into four domains
On the Table
'On the Table' is an opportunity to promote mathematical discussion and is linked to the area of mathematics that the children are covering and provides context to use the vocabulary needed.
The impact of the teaching of Mathematics at Norman Pannell is that our children:
The quality of teaching and learning in maths is assessed in a variety of ways at Norman Pannell, including: learning walks, lesson observations, pupil interviews and book scrutiny. NFER tests are used in Key Stages 1 and 2.
Norman Pannell School has purchased an online maths subscription to the MyMaths programme. Below you will find key information about the scheme and how you can get involved. We hope that you and your child will love the games and activities.
What is MyMaths?
MyMaths is an interactive online teaching and homework platform that has been developed for teaching, practising and assessing children’s maths fluency across the school. Each interactive lesson is paired with online homework. MyMaths:
Children can login to the MyMaths website below and practise mathematics they have been taught and complete tasks set. All children in KS1and KS2 have been issued with usernames and passwords for my maths.
If your child has forgotten their login details or misplaced them, please let the class teacher know.
Times Tables Rockstars
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. It is a fun and competitive online program with several different types of games which the children can access at school and at home,
The National Curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4.
TT Rockstars has been purchased by school to help support the learning of multiplication tables and in preparation for the National Online Multiplication Tables Check which will be administered to Year 4 children.
If you have any further questions about Times Tables Rockstars or need a username and password, please speak with your child's teacher.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.
A key focus for everyone at Norman Pannell is to develop amazing mental maths skills. Our lunchtime TT Rockstars club takes place on Friday and gives children the opportunity to practise the skills they have been learning in class.
Children from St. Gregory's RC Primary have joined some of our Year 6 children
to attend Peter Dickinson’s Problem Solving and Reasoning Club. The children spent the afternoon being challenged to improve their fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills by exploring a range of mathematical problems. The children really enjoyed it and can't wait for the next session with the mega - mathematician!
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Dress Up For Digits Day. The children enjoyed lots of Maths activities and had fun with numbers. We raised £206 for the NSPCC.
WEB LINK TO COLLECTIONS FOR FAMILIES TO USE AT HOME
Please find below the resources for the Liverpool Maths Party. Each padlet links to other themed web banks.
For more photographs take a look at the powerpoint below
Maths at home for Parents and Carers
A short leaflet covering the core concepts and ideas that your child will need to know this year. You will find suggestions for games to play, activities to do and websites to access to support you, as your support your child.
Useful links to support home learning