At Lynsted and Norton, we aim to provide a practical broadly balanced mathematics curriculum. We place a high priority on mathematical skills and, like English, teach maths in specific lessons with a range of opportunities to practice skills such as five-a-day, times tables practice outside of this. All work is differentiated to suit the needs of all our children, and challenge is built into every lesson.
We encourage the children to apply what they have learnt in their Maths lessons in practical ways.
To support the mental dexterity with numbers we learn number facts, such as number bonds and times tables. These are regularly practised and tested - often in fun ways like times table bingo or Timestables Rockstars. Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) are sent home termly to be learnt to support the children's fluency in number recall.
Outside of the daily Maths lessons, children complete their ‘5 a day’ which is where they develop, practice and apply their methods for and understanding of the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Once the children reach standard method in these they then daily complete a range of questions which include; data, angle; shapes as well as a continued focus on calculation.