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Willow Lane Mathematics Curriculum

Mathematics is an essential tool for understanding the world and accessing learning across the curriculum. We believe that mathematics is for all and encourage the belief that all children can succeed and improve their understanding in mathematics by working hard. Children are taught through a whole-class, interactive, mastery approach to teaching. Learning is carefully sequenced and introduced in small steps to ensure sufficient time is given for children to master each concept and so that any children struggling to grasp new learning are quickly identified and supported. Key facts, such as multiplication tables and addition facts, are learnt to automaticity to build children’s fluency and flexibility with number and reduce the possibility of cognitive overload when learning new material. We also consider these facts and other selected calculation skills and vocabulary to form the foundational knowledge in each year group. This is prioritised for all learners and carefully monitored throughout their journey through school.

For more information and resources click on the tabs below.

Click here to visit the Times Table Rock Stars site.

Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and engaging website and app that encourages children to learn key multiplication and division facts. This knowledge helps children to better understand and solve more complex problems and strands of mathematics, including calculating area and working with fractions. It is mainly used in school with children in Years 3 – 6.

The app is free to download and works well on smart phones and tablets. Encouraging your child to practise for 5 minutes a day will make a massive difference to your child’s enjoyment and confidence in mathematics.

Click here to download the free One Minute Maths App.

One Minute Maths is a free app from White Rose Maths and supports the learning we do in school. It allows children to practise some of the key maths facts and skills that are essential for children to build firm foundations for their mathematics learning. Children start with subitising (learning to recognise amounts and numbers without counting). They should then focus on addition and subtraction facts before tackling the multiplication and division challenges. Practising for 2-3 minutes a few times a week will make a huge difference to your child’s confidence and enjoyment of maths.