Outcomes in Maths have continued to improve at Belmore since the introduction of the new Curriculum in 2014. Results at the end of Key Stages have gone from strength to strength. This is due to our approach to the teaching of Arithmetic supported by a clearly defined Calculation policy that underpins the teaching and learning of the four operations for Number and Fractions. The Calculation policy is available for your reference below.
We also use Collins Busy Ants and the White Rose scheme of learning from NCTEM (National Centre for the Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) to develop pupils’ skills in reasoning and problem solving.
We actively encourage and develop pupils recall of the times tables through a variety of challenges that are both fun and engaging. Your child is able to practise their knowledge of times tables and the related division facts using the PIXL times tables app linked below using their personalised login details. These have been issued to your child so that he/she can practise both in school and at home. LINK TO APP
We have now subscribed to Maths of the Day to promote active physical games to enthuse pupils in developing their mathematical knowledge. You can access the homework resources for all primary ages from Reception to Year 6 by clicking here.
Look out for other events such as classroom visits and parent workshops to help you support your child with Mathematics.
We aim to support parents in helping their children with their maths through workshops and classroom visits. Keep an eye out for these on the website and letters home for upcoming events.