We provide a ‘mastery‘ curriculum at Malin Bridge Primary School, this means that children in all year groups are taught key maths skills until they have a secure understanding of the concept. It embeds a deeper understanding of maths by utilising a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach so that pupils understand what they are doing rather than just learning to repeat routines (e.g. learning by rote) without grasping what is happening. Children are then provided with multiple opportunities to apply these skills to a broad range of problem solving tasks.
As with other areas of the curriculum, assessment is continuous. From the beginning of every lesson, teachers and teaching assistants will be assessing what pupils are, or are not understanding, using this to scaffold each segment of the lesson. Interventions will be both planned for and ‘same-day’, meaning that misconceptions are dealt with immediately and higher attaining pupils are challenged appropriately.
These Calculation Booklets are concise guides to how we teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division at Malin Bridge Primary School.
Please encourage your child to practice their times tables regularly. You can download this Times Tables Chart to help!
SumDog is full of fun maths games which will challenge your child and help them practice the calculation methods taught in school. Your child will be given log-in details by their class teacher but please contact the School Office if they get lost and then go to the SumDog website to log in: https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in
Below are a selection of resources you can print and use at home.