We aim to provide a challenging, engaging mathematics curriculum which promotes a positive and confident attitude to maths as an exciting, creative and relevant subject. Our maths curriculum is underpinned by a visual approach to teaching and learning maths called Numicon. We also want to ensure that all our children realise their potential, becoming confident and enthusiastic mathematicians who are enthused and engaged in awe inspiring lessons through all phases of the school. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that there is a focus on promoting core maths skills; such as multiplication tables, number bonds and place value; as well as practical maths and 'using and applying' skills which promote independent problem solving skills and mastery.
This year we are continuing to encourage and foster an ethos of verbal reasoning that leads to deeper thinking and a culture of collaboration and support within the classroom.
We often hold whole school maths days, each with a different focus, such as; Challenge Maths Day, Multicultural Maths Day and Maths through Art Day. We continue to encourage and foster a love of mathematical enquiry that enables children to be confident mathematicians. Our outdoor learning initiatives are a great way for children to see maths in the world around them.
Please click on each operation below to view our calculation policy. This shows you the progression of how we teach the four different operations in Maths.
Knights of the Times Table
As a new initiative to improve standards in maths skills at Holy Trinity, we have introduced Knights of the Times Tables. Across the school children are given a multiplication table to learn and a revision sheet is sent home. Once learnt, children have 80 seconds to answer 20 multiplication and inverse questions. If all answers are correct, children get knighted in Collective Worship. They get to sign the scroll and get a sticker in their knight records too.
Family Maths Tooklit
The Family Maths Toolkit is full of ideas to help parents, families and children aged 13 and under enjoy everyday maths activities together.
Please click on the picture to access the website. It will help build children's confidence by being positive about maths, praising effort rather than talent and highlighting maths in everyday life.
Below are some links to some useful websites with games and activities on for children to continue their learning at home.