To teach Maths, we use Power Maths as the basis of our teaching along with White Rose.
Number and Operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division)
When children are fluent with calculations they then move on to solve challenges using their reasoning skills to solve word problems. Children are encouraged to explain which calculations are true or false, and why. They then back up their decisions with examples of calculations.
Children have been consolidating their place value understanding and developing their addition and subtraction of one and two digit numbers up to 100.
They are able to use two different strategies, column method and the use of the part-whole model along with adding or subtracting on a number line.
They have been developing their knowledge of the 2, 5, 10 and 11 times tables. Children are encouraged to start to learn the 3 times table as well.
Direction has been taught as part of our Land Ahoy topic, children understand the direction to travel between rescue centres and towns as well as how to move in a given direction using the terminology:
- Compass directions; North, South, East, West
- Clock-wise and Anti-Clockwise
- 1/4 turn, 1/2 turn and 3/4 turns.
Measurement and data skills are taught and then applied during Science investigations, for example:
- How far do balls roll?
- How long do balls bounce?
- How far will an air-propelled vehicle travel?
- Measuring volume and weight of materials used in our material degradation experiment.
Children are taught to solve money problems as part of learning to add and subtract by:
- adding using coins and notes.
- selecting pounds and pence to make an amount.
- learning about change and the difference between amounts.
Children are taught the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and to compare them.
They use their observational skills to recognise these shapes in the world around them.
The Maths knowledge organisers show the methods we use along with the times tables we are learning in Year 2. Children also need to be able to read and write the numbers to one hundred in words and numerals.