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Maths Vision Statement

At Kentisbeare School, our intent is to inspire an enjoyment for Mathematics through positive attitudes, curiosity and discovery. Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world. Our aim is to equip all our pupils with a high-quality mathematics education that provides them with a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics.

As a school, we focus on mastering maths. This means our children acquire and achieve a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. Our emphasis in lessons is on understanding the mathematical concepts rather than memorising lots of procedures which could be easily forgotten over time.

The National Curriculum for Primary Mathematics has three main aims which are at the heart of how the children learn Mathematics in school. These are:

  • Fluency –The children will have varied and frequent practise with increasingly complex problems over time, so that they can develop understanding and the ability to recall and apply their mathematics rapidly and accurately.
  • Reasoning – The children will follow a line of enquiry, investigating relationships and generalisations, developing an argument and justification and proof using mathematical language.
  • Problem Solving – The children can apply 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.

Times Tables

At Kentisbeare school, we endevour to embed deep and permanent learning of key multiplication and division facts. To ensure fluency in lessons, we focus on one times table per half-term and we explore patterns, make links, chant and we develop reasoning alonside. 

The children really enjoy watching Mr Demaio's Multiplication Videos to support them in learning their Times Tables. You can access his videos by clicking here.

We have recently subscribed to Times Table Rock Stars which we use from Year 2 - Year 6. Your child will have a login and they are encouraged to play this at home as well as opportunities in school.

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