Staff Co-ordinator: Mrs. A. Green
Link Governor: Ms. S. Callaars-De Gruyter
Statement of Intent:
Opal Learning Zone
Amethyst Learning Zone
Sapphire Learning Zone
Ruby Learning Zone
Emerald Learning Zone
Diamond Learning Zone
September 2020- February 2021
Math Mastery – In Maths, we have continued to use a range of concrete, pictorial and abstract methods to develop our understanding of number. We have used Numicon, cubes, part-part-whole models, ten frames and Cuisenaire rods to help us learn. Following the Mastery Approach, we have thoroughly investigated the composition of numbers 6-10, including odd and even numbers. We have also used iPads to further develop our understanding.
Understanding numbers – In maths, Class 1 have been learning about ‘fewer’ and ‘more’ and have been exploring part-part-whole models. They love learning new ways to solve problems.
Resources to solve problems – In maths, we have been using a range of concrete resources to help support our learning. We have become confident using ten frames, cubes, part-part-whole models and bar models. The children are encouraged to use the resources to help explain their thinking when solving a maths problem. We have been carrying out lots of practical maths to problem solve and explain our reasoning behind some tricky problems.
100 – This half term, the children in Class 3 have been lots of work around the number 100. We have used part whole models and bar models to work out what numbers we need to add or takeaway to get to 100. The children have had lots of fun doing this and really enjoy their quick fire questions!
Addition & Subtraction – The children have been refining their skills in addition and subtraction as well as building on their knowledge of place value. We have used a range of representations such as; part-part whole models, bar models, place value tables and number lines to support out working out.
Negative numbers – We decided to take our negative number lesson outside today. Each child was given a number, some negative and some positive. They then had to work together to put themselves in the correct order. They did it in under 2 minutes!
Negative Numbers – In class 5 we have been working hard to improve our reasoning and problem-solving skills. The children have been using their knowledge of negative numbers and applying these to more tricky, challenging questions. We have been using a range of representations, such as number lines and information charts, to help us.
Maths Challenge – On mornings when numeracy is on the curriculum, our children enter school to be challenged by a selection of mathematical questions. The children really enjoy this work as it’s a fun way to start the day and they really like to try and beat their previous score. Individual maths fact books are used to support this work with new topics and objectives added regularly. Class targets are to score half marks if possible.
Numeracy Objectives – Class 5 have worked on 3 objectives. We began by changing numbers into words before which allowed the children to return to school and realise everyone can achieve their personal targets. The children then moved into Column Addition calculations which was designed to refresh knowledge and understanding as well as raise confidence in each child. We extended this objective by including a decimal point. Every child achieved their target.
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