Maths at Lydeard St Lawrence Primary
Subject Leader: Miss Hole
At Lydeard St Lawrence school, we follow a mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics. Pupils are taught through a balance of skills-based lessons and 'Mastery level' tasks, designed to encourage the children to discuss and reason about the mathematical activities in which they are engaged, thus broadening their knowledge and deepening their understanding.
In line with all other Primary schools in the Tone Vale Partnership, we follow the 'White Rose' teaching approach which supports our use of 'Blooms Taxonomy' and 'Mastery' learning sessions.
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The new National Curriculum 2014 set an aspirational target for all children by the end of Year 4 to have instant recall of times table facts up to 12x12. At Lydeard St Lawrence Primary we incorporate the learning of these table facts into our daily lessons. We use the Times Table Olympics scheme to track the progress and attainment of our children from Year 2 onwards.
In Key Stage 2, we have subscribed to an online educational website called Times Table Rockstars. The children will have their own personal login, password and avatar created in school. They will be able to access this at home, as often as they like! The games motivate the children to practice and improve their speed and accuracy, as well as playing against their peers, other classes and the world!
We hope that you will enjoy supporting your child in improving this valuable lifelong skill!
The posters below are displayed in every classroom. There are also mini versions for the children to refer to, should they wish. These clearly outline how we teach each of the four operations.