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

July 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Menu Week 1
  • Tag Rugby Y3/4
  • Girls Football Y6
2
  • Home Learning - Mrs Fitzgerald
  • Ocean Maths Sharman
  • Reception Tennis
  • Athletics Training selected children Y3/6
3
  • Home Learning - Mrs Fitzgerald
  • Ocean Maths Attenborough
  • Parents consultations whole school
  • Cricket Y5/6
4
  • Toddler Stay and Play sessions in the Chill Out Zone.
  • Netball Y5/6
  • Parents consultations whole school
  • FOCs Happy Bag
5
6
7
8
  • Last week of Summer Clubs
  • Menu Week 1
  • Tag Rugby Y3/4
  • Girls Football Y6
9
  • Home Learning - Mrs Fitzgerald
  • Reception Tennis
  • Athletics Training selected children Y3/6
  • Year 6 Production
10
  • Home Learning - Mrs Fitzgerald
  • Cricket Y5/6
  • Year 6 Production
11
  • Toddler Stay and Play sessions in the Chill Out Zone.
  • Netball Y5/6
  • Year 3 Zoo Trip
12
13
  • FoCS Summer Fayre (Time tbc)
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15
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17
  • Reception Safari Stew visit
  • Art Gallery Exhibition
18
19
  • School closes 2pm
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