At Great Kimble School we believe Mathematics is essential to everyday life and aim to foster a love of Mathematical learning in every pupil, awakening their sense of curiosity and enjoyment. We aim to achieve this by providing as many practical, fun, real life learning opportunities as possible. Pupils will learn a range of mathematical skills to solve problems in a variety of ways, and directly link their learning to real life situations, helping them to see the importance of mathematics in their everyday lives.
It is important to us that our pupils develop lively, enquiring minds and we plan rich mathematical lessons that provide plenty of opportunity for challenge and discussion. We aim to develop deep learners, with the ability to articulate their mathematical knowledge. Our pupils are taught about growth mindset and understand why it will help them to persevere when faced with a challenge. They also know that effective learning takes place through taking risks, trial and improvement.
become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
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Cracking Times Tables
In KS2, the children take part in a scheme to improve their rapid recall of times tables. It is a National Curriculum objective for children to know their times tables up to 12 by the end of Year 4. Cracking Times Tables is an innovative and fun scheme where the children are able to regularly practise their times tables in a motivating and purposeful way. For more information, please see the letter below.