At Ash Grange Maths is central to our curriculum. We believe that all children need a solid foundation of Maths knowledge and skills to enable them to access all areas of the wider curriculum. Our ambition is that all children leave Year 6 as competent mathematicians who have the foundations to move on to and thrive in secondary school and adult life.
At Ash Grange we have chosen to follow the White Rose Maths curriculum. The aims of the White Rose curriculum are closely aligned with our own as a school.
Quick recall of mental maths facts is crucial to enable children to rapidly solve mathematical problems so children are expected to learn and practice times tables and maths facts each week. Children learn a mental maths strategy each week and have daily practice daily to enable them to manipulate number and have mental strategies to help them in maths lessons and in everyday life.
By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know the 2x, 5x and 10x tables. They are encouraged to chant them saying the whole number sentence, eg,"one times two is two; two times two is four" etc. to develop brain memory and aid rapid recall.
In Year 3, pupils learn their 3x, 4x and 8x tables.
During Year 4, children learn the remaining tables: 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x and 12x. At the end of Y4, children take a national Multiplication Times Tables Check
All children are expected to know - rapid and accurate recall - all times tables up to 12 by the end of Year 4.
We also use the online Mathletics, Times Table Rockstars, White Rose Maths App and Mathseeds programs for pupils to practice their learning at home.
Download a copy of the Parents Calculation Policies to help your child with their maths homework.
Click on the icons below to see what children will be working on in each term.