Beeches Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B42 2PY

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Beeches Junior School

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Mathematics

The maths curriculum changed in 2014. This is what we are following.

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2014 Maths Curriculum.

Mathematics' policy ( Policy updated link to follow)

We are following the Abacus scheme of work. Teachers will enhance these lessons with a range of resources from different sources. All resources are selected carefully by the mathematics' leader and are then chosen using the teacher's knowledge of the children's needs.

Our maths' lessons are split into 2 sessions. A 40 minute session before break, which concentrates on new learning, reasoning and problem solving. The second session takes place after break for 20 minutes. This session concentrates on children becoming fluent with their maths and the methods used. Please see the policy above for more details.

This year will be the first year of the government's Times Tables test. This will be for our Year 4 pupils and will take place towards the end of May 2020. Times Tables and the related division facts are important for all of our children to know and support their learning across maths and real life situations. Regular practise is proven to be of a great help to our children across the curriculum. All children have access to the TTRockstars website - please see the homework information below.

Practise your number facts:

Help with real life situations - estimate the cost of the weekly shop. Add how much an order will cost and how much change you would get. Tell your family how long your favourite programme is on for, what time it starts and finishes. What if it started 10 minutes late etc - telling the time is a skill that needs regular practise.

Scrabble with a touch of maths  

HOMEWORK 

Children are set homework using the Active Learn website. This ensures that learning continues at home in a fun and interactive way. Please make sure your child/children have access to this website and access it regularly. If you have any problems then lease contact the school.  Children also have FREE access to the Times Tables Rockstars website, where the more they use the site, the more individualised the learning becomes.