Langstone Junior Academy’s Approach to Maths
our children learn best through reflection and thinking when discussing with their peers.
we have found that our children are reluctant to independently challenge themselves and embrace the value of learning from their own mistakes and false starts. By encouraging this, we will be promoting their ability to reason and make sense of solutions.
we have found that children learn best when co-operating with their peers and learning from one another. We want all children to leave Langstone with a firm understanding of the mathematical skills needed for secondary school and later life.
we have found that children can apply their learning more once they have the conceptual understanding.Through this, we are developing independent thinking.
All planning should be driven by the aims…
To become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practise of complex problems over time so that they have the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and justifying using mathematical language.
Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into simpler steps and persevering in finding solutions.
Click the link below to find an overview for each year group. It gives an oversight to when each mathematical concept is taught throughout the year but is subject to change due to the needs of the children. Some concepts may take longer and some may take less time.
Langstone Junior School Progression Document
There are two calculation policies one for lower school (Years 3 and 4) and one for upper school (Years 5 and 6). Please click the links below to access the documents.
Times Table Rockstars
We feel that encouraging children to learn their times tables is vital in supporting their understanding of mathematical concepts. As a result, we have invested into a program called ‘Times Table Rockstar’. It is a fun, exciting and engaging way for the children to learn their tables.
Please find the link below.
This year Times Table Rock Stars will be encouraged a little differently. The company have launched an exciting mode called Automatic Training Mode. There are 420 levels and for each level, the children need to answer a certain amount of questions in a limited amount of time. Therefore, we have split up all the levels into stages of 60 so there will be 7 stages in total. At each of the 7 stages, the children will receive a certificate for each of the colours of the rainbow. When they finally achieve all 7 certificates and reach level 420, they will receive a Times Table Champion badge!
This year, Times Table Rock Star Day will be on: Friday 25th October 2019! It will be rock star and Halloween themed!