Maths at Salisbury Road
In September 2014, a new curriculum was introduced which involved many changes to the way Maths is taught and the expectations for each year group.
The 'Mastery' curriculum ensures the children have a deep understanding of the subject, where they can make links between the different areas of Maths.
There are three aims of the Primary Mathematics Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. In all lessons, where children are required to think mathematically, pupils are encouraged to apply their knowledge to a range of different activities and are given the opportunity to reason and problem solve. Much of the new curriculum focuses on the children being able to reason about Maths and solve problems independently. It is no longer enough to just get the answer correct; the children need to be able to prove why and explain how and why.
In lessons, children are encouraged to use apparatus initially to develop a secure understanding before moving onto using just numbers and solving problems.
As a school, we follow the National Curriculum but use White Rose Maths as well as other resources to support our teaching.
The White Rose Maths provides term by term overviews for the new National Curriculum with the aim of supporting primary schools by providing more detailed Schemes of Learning, which help teachers plan lessons on a day to day basis.
Salisbury Road Primary has subscribed to NumBots for all children, however, it is primarily for children in Foundation Stage, Years 1 and 2. All children have an individual login, which they can use to help learn number bonds and addition and subtraction facts in school and at home. Please encourage your child to login as much as possible.
Times Table Rockstars
Salisbury Road Primary has subscribed to Times Table Rockstars for children in Years 2 - 6. All children have an individual login, which they can use to help learn their times tables in school and at home. Please encourage your child to login as much as possible.