At Greenfield Primary School and Nursery we provide a mathematical environment that is creative and highly inter-connected. Mathematics has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We aim to give each child a high-quality mathematics education which provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Maths Program of Study
Below is the link to the Government's National curriculum Maths Programmes of Study.
White Rose, our school's chosen scheme of work for maths, fully links to the national curriculum objectives.
Here at Greenfield Primary we use the White Rose scheme of work. This is a hugely popular scheme used by many schools. It helps children develop their ability to manipulate number through the use of many concrete resources, pictorial representations of these resources and the maths they do and move easily onto the abstract methods used in schools. our calculations policy can be found below and will highlight the different ways your child will see numbers represented and how we model the process of different calculations.
We have bought into the premium package the scheme offers, which gives each year access to lots of top quality resources and activities and ensures your child's maths journey is consistent throughout their time with us.
White Rose also offer lots of free resources and advice which parents can access from the links below.
Knowing your times tables by heart is a key skill as your child progresses through school. Their ability to quickly recall times table facts and their corresponding division facts is essential when working on many other maths topics such as fractions, ratio, area, percentages and many more.
Below are some of the games and websites we use to help children practice their recall of multiplication facts, please play on these as often as possible.
Children in Year 4 will also be required to sit the 'Multiplication Tables Check' in June. School took part in the optional trial of this test last year in order to make sure we were fully prepared for this year. We did amazingly well in this trail and scored well above local and national average.
Below are links to explain more about what your child can expect when completing the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). TT rockstars 'Soundcheck' is a great replication of this check and children are encouraged to use this feature regularly at home.