Subject Ambassador: Mrs. A. Green
Link Academy Councillor: Ms. S. Callaars-De Gruyter
Statement of Intent 2021 – 2022:
A place where our children, adults and community can grow and thrive rooted in
Kindness, Fellowship and Confidence.
At Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School, we understand that maths is an important part of everyday life and we strive to equip all of our children to become confident and resilient mathematicians. We do this by teaching the Mastery approach which seeks to provide children with a range of strategies to apply in context. The children are taught Fluency, Reasoning and Problem-Solving skills based on the 5 Big Ideas. We support the children to become reflective thinkers and to use a range of skills to complete challenging problems. All children are encouraged to use concrete, pictorial and abstract representations to portray their understanding. By providing the children with a rich, broad and exciting curriculum our children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude to the subject, which will provide the children with key life skills and inspire some to pursue STEM subject careers in their future.
Opal Learning Zone
How can you represent numbers? – The children continue to thrive with their number. We have been working hard to recognise numbers zero to five and have started using a range of techniques to represent them. This week we have been matching numerals to tens frames and numicon as we create a metal image of numbers in our head. We have also introduced a daily maths challenge for the children. This challenges the children to try and match a representation of a number to a numeral as a way of self-registering on a morning.
The Mastery Approach – The mastery approach to maths is having a huge impact with number in the Opal Learning Zone. The children split into two groups where we concentrate on simple number skills and concepts. The children in Mrs. McArdle’s group this week have been understanding more than and less than. Utilising the practical resources has been brilliant to improve maths knowledge and also communication and language skills as children attempt to explain their understanding with their peers.
Amethyst Learning Zone
Mastery for Maths – It has been a fantastic first half-term for our Mastery approach to Maths. The children have been understanding number with a focus on how numbers can be made up. Using a range of equipment, the children have been challenged to illustrate how numbers can go together to create a different number. Our vocabulary continues to improve with children able to discuss one more, one less and use addition and subtraction in a verbal number sentence.
Sapphire Learning Zone
Year 1 Maths – Our Sapphire Learning Zone Year 1s have been learning all about 2D and 3D shapes. We started by manipulating 3D shapes into our own patterns and this is what we came up with! We even managed to create Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 rocket that we have been learning about in History.
Year 2 Maths – In Year 2, we have been focussing on addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers. We have being using ten frames so that we can visually see what happens to the numbers when we are subtracting and adding.
Numbers to 100 – In Year 1, the children have been investigating numbers to 100. They have had lots of fun both indoors and out, recognising, making and writing numbers. We have looked at the value of numbers using dienes and other concrete materials.
Groups of 10 – In Year 2, the children have been exploring groups of 10, using a range of apparatus to understand the concept and to become confident within numbers and their values.
Ruby Learning Zone
Place Value – Year 3 children in Ruby Learning Zone have been focusing on place value of numbers up to 1000 and have begun applying this to solving column addition problems.
The Year 4 children have also been working with column addition, though they are working with 4 digits. They have also moved on to column subtraction and finding different methods to help them solve real world problems.
Maths Concepts – Both year groups have worked hard on their respective Maths topics this term, using physical objects to help show their understanding of number, place value and addition and subtraction.
Emerald Learning Zone
Walking 1,000m – Our Year 4s have been looking at the number 1,000 this week and linking it to real life context. We went for a 1,000m walk and placed a marker every 100m linking our learning to the stem sentence ‘There are ten one hundreds in one thousand’
Diamond Learning Zone
Negative Numbers – Year 5 have been focusing on negative numbers. We have looked at them in a range of different contexts and used our knowledge to tackle more challenging reasoning problems.
Numbers up to 10,00,000 – Year 6 have been focusing on numbers up to 10,000,000. We have been recognising and creating numbers that contain place-holding zeros and comparing numbers using our greater than, less than and equal signs.
You can view our archived numeracy information on our website.