At Knighton Mead we follow an enriched and personalised Abacus scheme for Maths. The scheme is used to enhance the learning experiences of pupils and ensure that they are accessing tasks that are of an appropriately challenging level. Our approach promotes the spiral curriculum which enables children to build upon previous learning as they progress through the primary phase.
As highlighted in the National Curriculum we focus on the 3 areas of fluency, reasoning and problem solving. The children have many opportunities to use their mathematical knowledge, through Everyday Calculations, and the Main Maths session. Children in Key Stage 1 also have a Numbers and Patterns session, with a focus on using mathematical language.
We would like the children of Knighton Mead to become curious about maths and the pupils are provided with an opportunity to develop their mathematical thinking at Maths Stations in both Key Stage 1 and 2 corridors.
Times Tables knowledge is an integral part of any maths curriculum. Children are expected to be able to recall all their times tables by the end of Year 4. All children from Year 2 to Year 6 are given the opportunity to access Times Tables Rock Stars. This is a website that lets children practise their times table in a fun, engaging and rewarding way.