In the Early Years, Mathematics is known as Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy and is one of 6 areas of learning taught on a daily basis through the indoor and outdoor learning environments. This indoor and outdoor learning is continued into KS1.

The children follow our Calculation Policy and learn the key skills to begin their Mathematical understanding. Similar to in English, the children learn through real experiences linked to their daily lives.

Early Years and KS1 children have a daily Mathematics focus and are regularly set challenges in which to use and consolidate their learning. KS2 have a daily Mathematics lesson, with regular arithmetic and times table practice. KS1 and KS2 follow the White Rose Maths Hub approach to Mathematics focusing on Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving.

We follow the PiXL (Partners in Excellence) Calculation Policy which is progressive and meets the specific needs of our children at Catmose Primary. Please click here to view our Calculation Policy. TT Rockstars is used as a resource to help out pupils learn their multiplication facts. Please click here to see our times table teaching overview. If you need any further information, see your class teacher.

Useful Resources – Apps

1 minute Maths is a great resource for developing pupils’ Maths.

7 reasons to use 1 minute Maths

  1. Excellent practice, and no distractions.
  2. A clear, intuitive process that children can pick up straight away.
  3. No login or internet access is required.
  4. Enjoyable and motivating—how many can they get correct in one minute?
  5. Contains helpful hints which match those used in class
  6. Brilliant for building number fluency and confidence.
  7. It’s free!

Useful Resources – Websites

CoolMath4Kids – a whole host of maths games and brainteasers for all ages.

Maths Blaster – The goal at Math Blaster is clear: “Your success depends on your ability to use your brain and logic skills.” With an exciting theme featuring aliens and outer space, Math Blaster lets your students become intergalactic heroes based on their math operation and critical thinking skills. Registration is required, but the game itself is free.

Multiplication – From the Multiplication Grand Prix to the Knight and the Princess, students can practise their basic maths skills in a fun and engaging way on this maths site for children. There are additional resources available on the website for parents who want to help reinforce and teach skills. Check out the “Classroom Games” section for off-line fun.

Math Game Time – Designed for students from pre-school to KS2/3, Math Game Time offers fun, educational games focused on critical math concepts. With options like Integer War, Ratio Martian and Jet Ski Addition, this site also has cross curriculum links to other subject areas such as the science and geography.

Tablesmaster – Tablesmaster is a great way for children to practise times tables. Play it every day to help improve numeracy skills, mathematical proficiency and mental strength.

Math Playground “Play with Numbers and Give Your Brain a Workout” is the motto of Math Playground. Give your children games to play related to logic, number skills practice, geometry, algebra, probability, fractions and more. There are also maths word problems and video instructions to help students remember how to solve them.

Maths Is Fun a great resource full of handy real-life demonstrations of maths problems.

Maths Frame online games and worksheets.