Great Wood School

"Aim high... and make a difference"

Beaufort Road, Morecambe, LA4 6UB
01524 416971
office@greatwood.lancs.sch.uk

Mathematics

At Great Wood Primary School we support the aims of the National Curriculum 2014 so that each child:

At Great Wood, our aim is to foster a positive attitude towards maths and encourage resilience when mistakes are made, celebrate success but equally ensure children see mistakes as a learning opportunity. Maths is taught daily in an environment that encourages children to be confident and resilient learners.

Our Maths curriculum provides opportunities for children to develop their problem solving skills in a range of real life contexts. All children are given a rich, exciting and varied mathematical diet that develops their fluency in number and their mathematical understanding. Children will be encouraged to use Great Wood’s Maths Mantra to use a range of mental and written calculations.

Great Wood’s Maths Mantra

 The Key learning for each year group can be found in The Curriculum section / key learning section on the website.

Times Tables

Key Learning for Maths states that it is expected that children will know all multiplication and corresponding division facts for up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. As of 2020, all children in Year 4 will undertake a Multiplication Table Check in June to test this key learning.

Maths Whizz Wristbands

At Great Wood, we have an incentive and celebration scheme in place to congratulate children on securing their multiplication and division facts.  From Year 2 onwards, depending on the readiness of the child, the children will be tested each week. After passing three consecutive timed, written tests, they will receive a Maths Whizz band. These are given out at the end of each half term in a celebratory assembly.

Maths Whizz Award Expectations
Bronze 2, 10 and 5 times tables(24 questions in 2 minutes)
Silver As above and 3, 4 and 8 times tables(24 questions in 2 minutes
Gold As above and 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables(24 questions in 2 minutes
Platinum All times tables(144 questions in 12 minutes)

Times Tables Rock Stars

At Great Wood, we subscribe to Times Tables Rock Stars, a fun and challenging online programme, designed to help children master the times tables and boost their recall speed. It is designed for bursts of daily practice, which is proven to be far more effective than spending hours once a week. Children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are given time in the school day to access this programme and we encourage children to practise at home too.

Please refer to the guidance below to log on at home.

Link TTRS parent guide

How can you support your child with learning times tables?

The school has produced a booklet detailing the expectations for times tables per year group and links to websites and games you can play together to consolidate their knowledge and improve their recall of multiplication and division facts.

Copies of this booklet are available in the foyer.

 Parent help document – Times tables  Link

GW Addition Policy
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GW Division Policy
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GW Multiplication Policy
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GW Progression in Written Addition
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GW Progression in Written Division
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GW Progression in Written Multiplication
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GW Progression in Written Subtraction
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GW Subtraction Policy
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GW Mental Calculations Addition and Subtraction Policy
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GW Mental Calculations Multiplication and Division Policy
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