Button Lane Primary School

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Mathematics

Mathematics Lead - Mrs Earley-Prosol

Mathematics Curriculum Intent

At Button Lane Primary School, our pupils have the opportunity to explore concepts and build on prior learning, taking small steps to achieve greater understanding along their mathematical learning journey. We endeavour to provide a Mastery Curriculum to support all children in reaching their full potential in preparation for secondary school and adult life. Pupils leave Button Lane Primary School with mathematical confidence, a joy of learning and are well-equipped for the challenges that lie ahead. 

Maths - No Problem!

Maths - No Problem! is a series of textbooks and workbooks which have been carefully written to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014. The Department of Education's expert panel deem Maths - No Problem! to be a high quality resource to support the teaching of a Mastery Curriculum. 

For more information on Maths - No Problem! click on the link below where you can watch parent videos explaining the theory behind the programme.

How to support your child in mathematics

Here is a helpful Parent Teaching Support Manual which explains the structure of the Maths No Problem lessons.

Times Tables Rock Stars

Times Tables Rock Stars is part of your child's weekly homework.

Every pupil has a #TTRockStars account to use at home and in school. Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

Weekly and termly tournaments take place across school and within year groups so it is important that every child plays regularly. Certificates are awarded during assemblies when children achieve a new Rock Status and the whole school leader board is on display in the Hall of Fame.

Children can practice in the 'Garage', earn their rock status in the 'Studio' or compete against their peers in the 'Arena'. Pupils can even challenge their peers to a battle in 'Rockslam' or play against children from all around the world in 'Festival' mode!

If you do not have your child's log-in details, please email your child's class teacher.

Numbots

Numbots is also part of your child's weekly homework.

Every pupil has a #Numbots account to use at home and in school. The log in details are the same as their #TTRockStars account.

Numbots helps children to learn and practice three core elements of arithmetic:

  1. Subitising  - the ability instantly recognise the number of objects in a group without the need to count them
  2. Number bonds - pairs of numbers that add up to a certain number e.g. all the number bonds to 10.
  3. Adding and Subtracting

NumBots is all about every child achieving the “triple win” of understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating.

All children from Early Years to Year 6 will benefit from playing on Numbots. Older children will progress through the early levels quickly and move on to mastering more difficult mental arithmetic.

Mathematics Tutorials 

Our children have created Mathematics tutorials to share with parents and carers and support our children with home learning activities. Have a look on our YouTube channel.