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Maths

Welcome to the Maths page!

Here you will find information about Maths at Queenswell and useful links for parents, carers and children to help practise and challenge maths skills at home!

INTENT

At The Queenswell Federation, we want all children to enjoy Maths and experience success in this subject. We believe that all children can achieve in Mathematics and aim to develop a growth mindset in our children so that they are not afraid to take risks and understand the value of making mistakes. Our aim is to develop enthusiastic, competent and articulate mathematicians, who are fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, able to solve problems and reason mathematically.

 

Through the teaching of Maths, we intend to develop in our children: 

  • A love of mathematics 
  • The ability to think logically and work systematically in order to solve problems
  • The ability to make connections across the areas of Maths and other subjects
  • Number sense, through the modelling of different methods and using different representations to deepen children’s understanding
  • The ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others
  • Their mathematical vocabulary, so that pupils are able to reason confidently
  • A growth mindset - so that children are able to recognise and understand the value of mistakes and have a can- do, risk-taking attitude to their learning in Maths
  • A secure, long term, deep and adaptable understanding of Maths, that they are able to apply in different contexts

 

TT Rockstars at Queenswell!

 

"Knowing your times tables off by heart is like being able to play a guitar behind your head – it makes you a rock star...a Times Table Rock Star!"

Speak to any rock legends or sports stars and they will tell you about the hours they have spent practising guitar chords and drumming riffs or aiming for goal or serving an ace. It's just the same with times tables – all wannabe rock stars and sports stars need to practise, practise, practise!

So, We say to you: "Pick up your hairbrush and your air guitar and become a times table ROCK STAR!"

 

Login here to get started:

https://ttrockstars.com/home

 

You can find more information about TT Rockstars and how it can be used on the website:

https://ttrockstars.com/home

and in this Parent Handbook

TT Rockstars Battle of the Bands

 

Each half term, the 'bands' (classes) battle to see who can score the most points on TT Rockstars. The scores have been impressive and the battles have been close. Here are the winning classes from our last battle and the highest earners from each class!

 

The Winning Bands

 

 

 

The Hall of Fame

Congratulations to these children, who scored the most points for their bands!

 

 

Year 3: 

 

 

Year 4 :

 

Year 5:

 

 

Other useful websites to help you with your Maths at home:

BBC Bitesize

Topmarks Maths

For parents:

Want to help your child with maths at home?

Here are some fantastic websites which have articles, as well as fun activities and practical ideas about how you can support your child with maths at home and deepen their understanding of number and mathematical concepts.

Calculation Policy

Want to find out more about how your child is taught the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division?

Take a look at our calculation policy to see the progression in calculation skills across Key Stage 2 and how we are using concrete resources and pictures to help children have a deeper understanding of these concepts.