Maths

 MATHEMATICS AT CHASE SIDE

The National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

 

  • become fluentin the fundamentals of mathematics
  • understand how and whymathematical processes are carried out in certain ways (e.g. understand how to add using the column method but also why we add using columns)
  • reason mathematicallyby following a line of enquiry to prove or disprove it
  • cansolve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems

 

At Chase Side, we strive to create mathematicians who are confident to challenge and conquer the mathematics that surrounds us in everyday life. We achieve this by teaching engaging and creative lessons wherever possible, adapting our approaches according to the children’s needs. We encourage all children to become independent problem solvers who challenge their own thinking by providing opportunities within the curriculum to lead their own learning. The children are encouraged to determine the resources that are needed and apply learnt strategies to solve mathematical problems. We follow a CPA approach to our teaching (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) and all teachers are well trained in using bar model method to support problem solving and visualisation.

 

We teach the national curriculum objectives and areas are revisited and built on to deepen the children’s knowledge and understanding. There is a strong focus on providing opportunities to allow the children to achieve ‘mastery’ within mathematics. The basic skills and knowledge are the building bricks that children use to extend and deepen their understanding and investigate mathematics through other subjects and in a variety of ways. 

 

Our recent Maths Week focussed on ‘Becoming a literate Mathematician’. Children had the opportunity to explore mathematical concepts related to Year group texts such as 365 Penguins or Dogger in fun and engaging ways. This ranged from exploring maths in the outdoor environment in the Early Years, recreating Supermarkets, cooking and measuring in KS1, making 3D structures and triangular numbers in Year 3 and 4, investigating codes and budgeting for a film in Years 5 a

 

Quotes from the children, “This was the best maths week ever!”    

 

“I wish all weeks were as awesome as this one.” 

 

“I can’t believe that is 10000 coins, I thought it would be bigger.”

 

Mathematics can and should be about practising skills and making exciting and interesting discoveries!

School Calendar

January 2019

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1
  • Christmas Holiday
2
  • Christmas Holiday
3
  • Christmas Holiday
4
  • Christmas Holiday
5
  • Christmas Holiday
6
  • Christmas Holiday
7
  • Menu Week 3
  • All children return to school
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10
  • New parent tour
  • Toddler Stay and Play sessions in the Chill Out Zone.
11
  • Year 6 Trip Natural History Museum
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14
  • Spring clubs start
  • Menu Week 1
  • Year 4 Fencing
  • Year 6 Girls Football
15
  • Home Learning - Mrs Fitzgerald
  • Year 5 Boys Football
16
  • Home Learning - Mrs Fitzgerald
  • Ocean Maths Seacole
  • Years 5+6 Tag Rugby
17
  • Ocean Maths Nightingale
  • Toddler Stay and Play sessions in the Chill Out Zone.
  • Swimming Newton & Grylls
  • Years 5+6 Netball
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21
  • Menu Week 2
  • Year 4 Fencing
  • Year 6 Girls Football
22
  • Home Learning - Mrs Fitzgerald
  • Year 5 Boys Football
23
  • Home Learning - Mrs Fitzgerald
  • Years 5+6 Tag Rugby
24
  • Toddler Stay and Play sessions in the Chill Out Zone.
  • Ocean Maths Benjamin
  • Swimming Newton & Grylls
  • Years 5+6 Netball
25
  • Ocean Maths Bazalgette
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  • Menu Week 3
  • Year 4 Fencing
  • Year 6 Girls Football
29
  • Home Learning - Mrs Fitzgerald
  • Year 5 Boys Football
30
  • Home Learning - Mrs Fitzgerald
  • Years 5+6 Tag Rugby
31
  • Toddler Stay and Play sessions in the Chill Out Zone.
  • Ocean Maths Grylls
  • Swimming Newton & Grylls
  • Years 5+6 Netball
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