Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy follows the National Curriculum for Mathematics. Our aim is for children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
When teaching mathematics at Christ the King, we intend to provide a curriculum which caters for the needs of all individuals. All children are encouraged to believe in their ability to master mathematics and are empowered to succeed through curiosity and persistence, while tackling the same concepts at the same time and progressing together as a whole class. We ensure all learners, including rapid graspers, are challenged and stretched in each and every maths lesson, encouraging resilience and an acceptance that struggle is often a necessary step in learning.
Teachers deliver daily lessons that are both creative and engaging using White Rose Maths Small Steps teaching sequences as a basis for Long Term Planning. Children are given time to develop a deep understanding of the mathematical concepts they are studying through unit-based learning sequences. Throughout a maths unit, teachers use Teaching for Mastery principles which enable pupils to make connections between prior knowledge and new concepts, leading to greater depth learning.
A wide range of mathematical resources are used when delivering the mathematics curriculum and pupils are taught to use practical equipment and pictorial representations before moving to more formal written methods.
Rich discussion during Maths lessons enhance the children’s vocabulary and ensures they become confident mathematicians who can explain both their reasoning and methodology when tackling problems.
We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge across the curriculum. We want children to realise that mathematics has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. Through real life contexts and cross curricular learning opportunities, we aim to ensure pupils understand that mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
As our pupils progress, we intend for them to develop an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics in the world around us, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
CTK Calculation Policy
Please click the following link to access the CTK Calculation Policy.
This document gives detailed information about the equipment, representations and written calculation methods used at Christ the King in each year group.
Planning Documentation for Mathematics
EYFS Long Term Planning for Mathematics
Year 1 Long Term Planning for Mathematics
Year 2 Long Term Planning for Mathematics
Year 3 Long Term Planning for Mathematics
Year 4 Long Term Planning for Mathematics
Year 5 Long Term Planning for Mathematics
Year 6 Long Term Planning for Mathematics
Maths Progression at Christ the King
Here are some additional resources to support your children in mathematics:
Free White Rose Maths Parent Workbooks:
White Rose Maths have created a parent booklet to support with home learning for every unit of work we teach at CTK. https://whiterosemaths.com/parent-workbooks/
Times Table Rockstars:
Times tables Rock! And so does this fantastic website for pupils to practice their times table fluency skills.
Times Table Rockstars provides a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice and fun and engaging games which help pupils to recall times table facts at speed!
Please contact your child's class teacher if you require your child's log in details. https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
White Rose Maths Home Learning Videos:
White Rose Maths have created videos to support teachers, pupils and parents with home learning. These videos are incredibly clear, precise and we would advise watching these videos in addition to your child's remote learning maths lessons if your child is struggling with a particular concept. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Power Maths Textbooks and Workbooks:
In our recent Remote Learning Parent Workshop, a parent asked what textbook/workbooks would we recommend to supplement the Maths Curriculum at CTK. Power Maths textbooks and practice books are the ones which link most closely to the CTK Maths curriculum.
There are three textbooks and three practice books for every year group:
- Textbook A and Practice Book A contains units covered in the Advent (Autumn) Term.
- Textbook B and Practice Book B contains units covered in the Lent (Spring) Term.
- Textbook C and Practice Book C contains units covered in the Pentecost (Summer) Term.
These books can be purchased by following the link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=power+maths&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
Century is a new website our Junior pupils will be using to support them in their learning for reading, grammar, mathematics and science. It uses cognitive science, artificial intelligence and neuroscience technology to create personalised learning pathways for each pupil. www.app.century.tech/login/?
KS2 Fun Maths Games with no screens!
Unfortunately, we are all using screens more than we would like at the moment. Here are some ideas for games you could play at home which are fun for all the family and do not involve technology! KS2 Maths Games with no screens!