Teaching of Maths
Nursery & Reception
Year 1 & 2
Year 3 & 4
Year 5 & 6
What Maths looks like across the school
Nursery & Reception
Welcome to Maths in Early Years at Kells Lane!
We know how important it is to ensure your child has the very best start to their Maths journey, and at Kells Lane Primary School, we understand how vital this stage is.
We work hard to ensure we provide a Maths rich environment, where children can enjoy, explore and discover the key elements of the Maths Curriculum.
The Early Learning Goals for Maths
Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
Shape, Space and Measures:
Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects
and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
The 6 Key Areas
These learning goals, are then broken down into six key areas of early mathematics learning, which collectively provide a platform for everything children will encounter as they progress through their maths learning at primary school, and beyond.
Downloads & links
We love to make Maths fun!
Our children love learning through ‘Number Blocks’. This is an award winning animated adventure, recommended by the Department for Education (DfE), where children are introduced to essential numeracy skills through exciting episodes.
The 6 main areas form the fundamental mathematical basis of a CBeebies series of five-minute animated programmes called Numberblocks.
Number Blocks. These episode's introduce numbers 1 to 5, enjoy…
Maths in Year 3 and Year 4
Welcome to Maths in Year 3 and Year 4
In Years 3 and 4, children are beginning to work with larger numbers and should have a strong understanding of place value up to 1,000. During these years, they should become increasingly confident in the use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. By the end of Year 4, children should be confident using both column addition and column subtraction. They should also be able to recall all times tables up to the 12 times tables, with speed and accuracy.
Aims of the New 2014 Primary Curriculum:
Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Learning times tables is really important. After all, they’re the building blocks of maths, and with your multiplications mastered, you can do anything! Times tables play a huge role in Years 3 and 4. They should begin Year 3, already knowing the 2s, 5s and 10s, ready to learn more complex times tables.
Times tables are central to KS2 maths and need to be embedded by Year 4. Beyond memorising times tables, children need to learn and understanding how they work so they can understand other important mathematical concepts. These include fractions, percentages and shape.
Here are some videos that our amazing children made to show you how we use the counters to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Enjoy!
videos that our amazing children made