Your Maths Subject Leads for this academic year (2016-17) are Ms Murphy (based at The Shaftesburys site) and Ms Ashby (based at the Gascoigne Road site). Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions/ queries regarding the Maths curriculum at Gascoigne. We are here to help!
Please open up the important document below as it contains vital information regarding our Maths Policy. Please do not hesitate to contact the Maths Subject Leaders should you have any questions.
Please open up the document below as it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ! This policy sets out how formal written methods for all four operations are taught at Gascoigne. Examples of progression are also incorporated into this policy to ensure that there is consistency across the school. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us or your child's class teacher.
MONKEY MATHS LADDERS
We encourage each pupil to take an active role in his/her own learning including the use of self-assessment. We use 'I can...'statements which are taken directly from the National Curriculum and are closely linked to a child's Personalised Coaching Folder (PCF). Below are some fun ladders to print off and these will serve as a reminder as to what has to be achieved by the end of each academic year. The majority of these statements are Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which focus upon knowledge and skills a child HAS to acquire CONSISTENTLY in order to be deemed to be working 'at the expected' standard for that particular Year Group.
IMPORTANT !!!!!!! LATEST NEWS FOR PARENTS AND PUPILS
In January, the Department for Education (DfE) announced that a new on-screen multiplication tables check is to be rolled out nationwide in 2017.
Every pupil will be expected to know their times tables up to 12x12 by the time they reach the end of primary school. This has been introduced in order to continue to improve standards. 1: 5 pupils still need to ensure they master the basics in maths and it is important that, as a school ,we are focusing on this crucial area.
Maths is a non-negotiable of a good education. As a school, it is important that we identify those pupils at risk of falling behind and target them before the end of Key stage 2. Indeed, it is a whole school responsibility which we are addressing.
This new test has been piloted in 80 primary schools. Pupils will be asked to give timed responses to a series of multiplication questions and the tests will be scored instantly, making them easier for teachers to deliver and providing them with an immediate snapshot of how pupils are performing. It is vital that our pupils perform well in all tests and they are fully prepared for the transition from primary to secondary school.
Below are the MINIMUM standards taken from the National Curriculum . We, at Gascoigne, want ALL our pupils to know ALL their tables by Year 4. It is important that parents work with us in order to achieve this goal. Below are some resources to encourage your child/ children to learn your tables. These will be updated at regular intervals so there is always new material available.
Pupils need to solve one step problems involving multiplication and division by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.
Pupils must recall and use multiplication and division facts for x2, x5 and x10.
Pupils must recall and use multiplication and division facts for x3, x4 and x8.
Pupils must recall and use multiplication and division facts for ALL tables up to 12 x 12.
Pupils should know all multiplication and division facts. Speed and accuracy are essential particularly when applying facts to larger numbers.