Telephone:

01454 867799

Email:

enquiries@barrscourtps.org.uk

Address:

Stephens Drive, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS30 7JB

Headteacher:

J Caunter

Mathematics

We aim to encourage our children to have a positive attitude towards mathematics, enjoying the fun and mental challenge it brings.  Our aims are:

  • To promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion.
  • To promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system.
  • To develop the ability to solve problems through decision making and reasoning in a range of contexts.
  • To develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented.
  • To explore shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts.
  • To understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life.

Practical work is a central part to pupils’ mathematical understanding.

The Maths Curriculum

The Maths Curriculum covers the following areas:

  • Number & Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions (including Decimals from Year 4)
  • Measures
  • Geometry
  • Statistics (from Year 2 onwards)
  • Ratio & Proportion (Year 6)
  • Algebra (Year 6)

Please see below for the specific requirements for each year group. These are the Age Related Expectations (A.R.Es) children will be working to achieve as they move through the school.

Year 1                   Year 2                   Year 3

Year 4                  Year 5                   Year 6

BIG MATHS Workshop

Thank you to everyone that attended our Big Maths workshop evenings in July 2017. Both of the powerpoints used can be viewed here along with the ‘Learn Its’ schedule.

DOWNLOAD: KS2 Big Maths Workshop 2017

DOWNLOAD: KS1 Big Maths Workshop 2017       Big Maths Learn Its Schedule

DOWNLOAD: KS2 Multiplication and Division Workshop 2017

Here is some of the feedback that we received from these sessions:

  • I will be much more confident and my methods will work much better.
  • Really useful – more of this please.
  • I am happy that I have been teaching my child the correct way!
  • Explained clearly everything I needed to help my children with the way they do maths.
  • Mind boggling – but enjoyable – thanks!
  • Very good, well presented, v glad I came
  • It was great. It explained how the children do calculations.
  • I can chunk! I learned new techniques.
  • Really helpful tips on how to help with homework.
  • Glad it has happened. V useful.
  • More confident than before. Will use the websites to help when necessary.
  • Thank you – your help is appreciated.
  • It really helped my understanding to support my children.
  • Much more confident. Happy I attended!
  • I feel more confident in helping my child after attending this meeting.
  • This was helpful in explaining what my child needs to know.
  • Thank you for giving up your time to explain this.

Online Maths Activities

 We make a lot of use of online maths games and activities in school.  Some of the links below are our most popular. Why not try some of them out and let us know what you think…?

Why should I play maths games with my child?

 Children make progress best as mathematicians when they regularly repeat skills and practise them until they become embedded.  This can be quite a long process sometimes, and so the use of the context of an exciting game or interesting activity can be highly motivating.  In our experience, our children learn best when they are having fun and that’s what games are for!

  • Primary Games You’ll find all sorts of maths content here, all presented as engaging games and challenges.
  • Maths Zone Another collection of games and activities across the full range of curriculum content, mostly appropriate to our KS2 pupils.
  • Topmarks Lots of fun games to play with children of all ages!

Internet-based Activities relating to Number and Place Value

Internet-based games relating to Times Tables Practice

Please be aware that these websites are external to the school and we are not responsible for their content or advertising.